DebianIT has picked a winning illustration design

For $300 they received 69 design concepts from 18 designers!

  • Award 1
    logo by lamosca04

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Starts:19-Oct-13 1:40 a.m. GMT

Ends:2-Nov-13 1:40 a.m. GMT


Award 1: $300, was awarded to lamosca04


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Creative brief

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Business Name

Debian Information Technology Inc.

What do you do?

Computer support and managed services provider. We sell peace of mind. We make it incredibly easy for customer to just do their thing. We are like ninjas that quietly go about doing our stuff and making things work. We are IT people that you rarely see because stuff just works!

How many pages of illustration do you need?


What do you need illustrated?

We are looking for an artist to create a cartoon ninja character for us that has the following characteristics: cute, geeky, smart, nimble, stealthy, funny and memorable. The character should be unique and easily identifiable.

Does your illustration need to be a particular size?

We would like it to be very simple in design where it can be scaled to fit on a business card and resizeable to larger sizes for promo purposes. The design should allow for the character to be in both color and greyscale. We should also be able to reverse colors to make this character work on either black or white backgrounds.

What is your industry?

Consulting and Professional Services

Describe the target audience for your illustration

We will be using this character as our mascot for all kinds of things including advertising, internal campaigns,

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your illustration?

Fun, geeky, smart, nimble, stealthy and a little mysterious.

What lillustration styles do you like?

What colors do you want to see in your illustration?

Blue, black, grey, orange.
See Debian IT logo colors:
Debian IT's blue color is Pantone 285C

What colors do you NOT want to see in your illustration?

No pink, neon, or pastels.

What adjectives should best describe your illustration?

cute, geeky, memorable, funny, sleek, nimble, smart

Where will you use the illustration (print, website, etc.)?

print, website, business cards, life size character, etc...

Do you have additional info or links you'd like to share?

Debian IT logo colors:

Brief updates

By DebianIT on 20-Oct-13 4:11 p.m. GMT
Thanks to all the creatives that have made submissions thus far!

Just to add to the clarity of this project, here is a link to one of our favorite "styles" of ninjas that we have found on the web:

As described in the project details, we're specifically looking for a character that has these characteristics: cute, geeky, smart, nimble, stealthy, funny and memorable.

We'd like it to be cute but not necessarily juvenile looking. We want the character to show maturity rather than a childhood cartoon character running around. Since our business is in managing computer networks, some aspect of the character should incorporate this computer networking theme.

We really want this character to be easily identifiable as the "Debian IT Service Assassin Ninja!" So there need to be some special characteristics about him/her that as soon as people see can realize that this is not just any ninja.

Thanks again for your submissions so far. Some good starting points from those of you that have submitted and we're looking forward to seeing something that really blows our minds!

- Debian IT Team
By DebianIT on 21-Oct-13 5:11 p.m. GMT
Hello Creative Contributors!

1. Poses

We've been taking a look at some of the poses of Ninjas that we have received and wanted to add to our brief to give a better idea of what appeals to us.

Here are links to a few poses that we really like:

2. Costuming

We've had a number of submissions that look more like spacemen or astronauts than ninjas. I think that we're prefer something in more traditional ninja clothing but still open to suggestions on this front.

Thanks everyone for your submissions on this project so far!