BRILLIANT artist with the BEST attitude. Working with Yokunen has made designing projects actually fun again. Her attentiveness to every little detail and willingness to work until you reach your perfect result, makes the process easy and enjoyable. She's highly responsive and will go the extra mile. My list of compliments could go on and on...in short...she's a creative genius with an one-of-a-kind work ethic.
- Cipo Design
Great designer, looking forward to the next collaboration.
- Luciano Irrthum
Luciano is a fantastic designer. He is very professional. His design is very outstanding. We had a good time working together.
Super contact. Rapide et comprend très bien ce que je cherchais.
How david e6 started their illustration or graphics journey
Who are you known as?
Animal Story Shop
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Games & Recreational
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Plush doll animal characters for children ages 3 - 7. Target audience is parents who play the major caretaker role, teachers, and of course kids!
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
An illustration of a dog that will be converted by a sewing expert into a plush doll. The dog should be a Border Collie or similar. The dog should not be standing on two legs like a human or wear human clothing/accessories, but there is plenty of room for imagination in the size, color and overall look/feel of the dogs' features and textures. They do not have to be literal.
You can assume that the plush doll will be poseable, likely with a wire armature underneath in certain body parts such as legs, tail, ears.
For now, you should show the front view. (Selected designers will be asked to show profile views and back views when we get deeper into the contest.)
Follow these guidelines for success:
1) Create a unique design. If this was on a bed filled with stuffed animals, it should stand out.
2) Along with the character design, we are looking for a cool, unique print pattern that will be part of the dog's accessories. The print pattern should be inspired by a Border Collie's colors, shape, and fur.
2a) Show your print pattern ideas as a virtual "swatch" on the side.
3) The character should have a friendly and energetic vibe.
Be fearless in experimenting with textures and features. Remember, we want this to stand out as different from any other "stuffed animal".
See below for examples of what we mean by interesting print patterns for matching accessories.