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Test automation, individual software professional, trying to sell ebooks, softcover book, fun website
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---------- I'm re-designing my website DDDQA.com "Double Duty Design for Mastering Test Automation". Double Duty means it's good for functional & integration testing (dual purpose) in fact it's good for unit testing, and other forms of testing. I want to make my images more sophisticated, higher quality, worthy of a book cover. I want to redo some of the exiting characters and create a bunch more. The characters are metaphorical for topics I like to discuss and I want to personify these. I will also need two variations of each character and image * version 1 - blank, transparent, outline of each image - so I can include it in a childrens coloring book * version 2 - full colored image for my website, banner, book cover, etc ---------- There is a lot of work here. This is my first time on 99designs. Please do the first 2-3 characters then I will narrow it down to 1-2 designers, then 1 designer after that so you know you're getting the gig. I will also extend this to give you as much time as you need. ---------- Extra requirements * please provide 1-2 characters then I'll provide feedback then let's wrap up the rest as quick as possible but I will extend this contest to give you as much time as you need. * every image needs a small (TM) DDDQA.com - except where noted * meaningful filenames so it will be easy for me to identify the finished files. * filenames are lowercase "file-name.jpg" so I have fewer keystrokes when typing the name of the file. * file-name.png" is good * File-name.png" is bad * file-name.PNG" is bad * file_name.PNG" is bad because _ requires two key strokes * source files incase I need to have anything modified in the future. * final file in png format * need to be able to import images into a book cover and webpages without buggering up any back ground images. Does png file extensions fulfill that requirement? Correct me if I am wrong. * nice color combination I can create a brand around * you may send individual images to me to show progress and get feedback but please keep a similar directory structure as my examples and send me a zip file at the end * I am open to some interpretation so use my sample images as a guideline * I'm not looking for "giant head" caractures but nice cartoon characters * BONUS: watermarking is appreciated * BONUS: Document HEX color codes in case I need to use the same colors on my website and other images I'm creating, would be nice but not required * BONUS: if you can provide a GIF animated file version of 2-3 of the main characters that will be nice but not required * BONUS: at some point in the future I may get a few of the main characters 3D printed so if there's anything to consider please do, not required * BONUS: if you can provide a couple of variations of the important characters that is nice but NOT required. For example flip so the character faces the other direction while preserving the readability of (TM) DDDQA.com. * Will indicate the most important characters with ** (Scott, Funnelman, Strawman, Craig) * Use your discretion for genders (male, female, neutral) except Funnelman, Strawman and DDD enforcer are male and pink elephant is female * Please unzip the attached zip file * I've labelled some images with names & descriptions but they must not be included in the character ---------- (0) Sample character See sample-character/daniel-craig.jpg I expect this level of quality Here's my feedback regarding the this sample character. * it is jpg I think I need png to meet my requirements. Correct me if I am wrong * I am visually impaired so it would help me if the jawline & chin line was a bit thicker so I can differentiate his face from his neck * The designer did not "(TM) DDDQA.com" ---------- (0) Sample colors I like - see sample-colors directory Blue, green, gold - please modify the colors a bit so I do not infringe on their trademark Make sure green & gold are distinguishable, I'm a bit color blind so want some contrast Please use other colors too that make sense ---------- (1) Scott Wilson (3 images) That's me. I need 3 images (blank trace outline & full cover versions) * full body cartoon image of myself * head and shoulder cartoon image of myself (re-use the above) * head and shoulder cartoon image of myself (re-use the above) - ScottWilsonSDET.com instead of DDDQA.com There are the sample photos in the scott-wilson directory * daniel-craig.jpg - this is not me, just a sample of the quality I'm looking for, it not better. * scott.jpg - prototype someone made for me, not good enough. I like the attempt at the "line up" hair style, but the straight hair line needs adjusting. I would like to see cheek and chin dimples. The glasses are too thin "wire frame" the frames need to be a bit thicker to match my glasses daniel-craig.jpg - sample quality I'm looking for scott-after.JPG - sample photo of myself scott5.JPG <=== I like this clothing selection. Please provide two images me facing left & right. Make me lose 5 pounds around the gut, it's the sweater! scotts-shoes.JPG some-guy-with-lineup-hairstyle.png -- not me but this is my hair style some-guy-with-lineup-hairstyle2.png -- not me but this is my hair style scott.jpg - prototype someone made, not good enough. I like the attempt at the "line up" hair style, but the straight hair line needs adjusting. I would like to see cheek and chin dimples. The glasses are too thin "wire frame" the frames need to be a bit thicker to match my glasses ---------- (2) Characters (24 images) *** straw-funnel.JPG - Please put the funnel on the left and the straw on the right *** straw-funnel-target.JPG - this explains funnel & straw characters. I need these images with the "x" and arrows". The "x" represents a target or something you want your coworker to achieve. The arrow represents the action the person must take to reach "x". (1) If you provide unclear instructions, the person wastes time spending extra effort to reach "x" like going thru a funnel in reverse & spinning. (2) If you provide clear instructions, the person is guided effortlessly thru the funnel to "x". (3) If the instructions are even better or the process is better, the person it "tightly" guided thru a straw to the target "x" * 44pounds.JPG - please brand as "(TM) 44pounds.com" instead of "(TM) DDDQA.com" ** stockton-stamp (image not provided) - please create a "stamp of approval" with the text "STOCKTON". I'd like it angled from lower-left to upper-right. ** craig-stockton.jpg - head & shoulder image with STOCKTON stamp on the lower part of the image ** ddd-enforcer.png - Change him to a CIA character abc-123.JPG circular-dependency.JPG ** easter-egg.png - gold would be a nice color, that's how I make money! ** elephant-pink.png - pink elephant with grey bunny rabbit slippers ** fat-lady.png - the show is not over until the fat lady sings, please have a musical note to indicate she is singing flags.JPG - India, China, France garbage.JPG gears.JPG healthy-fats.JPG hour-glass.JPG orange-juice.JPG (chess) pawns.JPG - must all be same size and shape but can be different style, gender, etc - please put the King in the background program-stack.JPG sandbox.JPG serendipidous-bug-finder.png - does not need a mask, he's lucky, he finds bugs he was not specificically testing for sheep-bah.JPG snow-flakes.JPG REST-webservice-preprocess-technique.JPG <== please make something nice to indicate I have a cool REST technique bank-robber.JPG - wearing a black ski mask, he is bad hot-potato.JPG - hand is tossing a steaming hot potato load-testing-brick-man-2options.JPG - couple ideas is a pile of bricks walking or he's lying in a wheel barrel lonely-chair.JPG - the chair is sad & loney because the owner keeps getting up solid.JPG - S.O.L.I.D. is an important acryonym ---------- (3) Image not provided in zip file (7 images) "stretchy-scott" character that looks like me but is being "stretched", arms, legs, face, brain, eyes popping out can-of-worms El Junioro - junior or incompetant person on team email@example.com - image of my email address i can put on my website so robots can not parse it Lurker - person who hides in shadows, google for "lurker" and there's a good shadow guy - he is not a bad evil guy, just a person who is shy and hides in the shadows - he never asks questions or participates in conversations Bash Monster - bash is a programming language I am good at. I'd like a cute yet smart bash monster like a smart version of the cookie monster Hang Loose - hawaii hang loose hand sign ---------- (4) Functional, Integration, Unit testing (1 image) I only need 1 image. Here are samples. There is an image of my dog. Use it if you can think of a good "U" idea but don't force it. funtionality-integration-unit.png funtionality-integration-unit2.png funtionality-integration-unit3.png unit-test.JPG ---------- (5) Extra characters (17 images) blackbox-whitebox-greybox.JPG bug.png bus.JPG - bus crash would be better. if someone important is hit by a bus, his coworkers will have a tough time figuring out his job conbinationLock-pear.JPG dead-document.JPG dice.JPG failure-injection.JPG fat-lady-lost-weight.png - this is the same character as above, 44 pounds lighter, same clothing style flasher-in-overcoat.JPG - pervert exposes ... french-chef.JPG mock-object.JPG - easy mock is a testing technique, walk the mock, talk the mock thread-for-sewing.JPG - 3 or 4 spools of thread (sewing thread) tornado.JPG given-when-then.JPG database-queue-2-separate-images.JPG - please separate these characters bits-and-bytes.JPG ampersand.JPG ---------- (10) BONUS: Bug counter - I'd like this but it's optional I want a few GIF images of a counter. Remember in the old days websites had counters for "x" people visited visited the website... Mine are "bugs found" counters. Please re-use the bug.png from the characters. "100 bugs found" and counting "1,000 bugs found" and counting... as the user scrolls down my website the bug count found gets higher "10,000 bugs found" and counting "100,000 bugs found" - this is not required but I'd like it
I'm encouraged by the submissions so far. I've seen some real bar raisers!
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