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Crush Valley (Web Comic)

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

• Hi, my name is Wight. I'm the CEO of Driftwood Designs. We're developing a webcomic series about a group of 13 teachers who work at a fictional college called Crush Valley University (CVU).

• We're looking for experienced (has similar work in their portfolio) illustrators/graphic designers for both the CVU comic and the CVU marketing campaigns. As it stands, we have hundreds of character / background environment design tasks that all need to be done within the next 3-4 months.

• Each individual issue of the comic is essentially a "class". Each class will have a different teacher covering a different topic. The comic will be displayed across multiple platforms, however Instagram will be the primary platform. Instagram slideshows only allow 10 slides, so all “classes” will only be 10 slides. That 10 slide restriction will require us (the producers) to write stories that are very well summarized and for you (the artist) to design comic panels that fit well within the 1080px by 1350px (Portrait mode) slide dimensions. Oh and all designs have to be VECTOR based. You don't have to use Adobe Illustrator, but the final designs have to be exported as vector images because we plan to use these graphics in marketing materials like t-shirts and stickers and across our website, etc. If you'd like to design raster-based environments / painted backgrounds in Photoshop that's fine, we can blow those up and make the files big enough to where they don't pixelate post-export. But the characters HAVE TO BE VECTOR-BASED.

• There will be a total of 39 classes in this first "school year" which starts August 4, 2020 and ends April 27, 2021. New classes will be posted once a week for 39 weeks (9 months). If the comic is successful in it's first year we will renew it for a second school year which means we will be rehiring you to do a new set of 39+ classes again and again. So yeah, this is a large project.

• And that brings me to my final point. There’s no formal interview process, but there is a design test. Normally i'm against asking designers to do free work, but this project will potentially be $15,000 - $20,000 worth of work. We want to award this project / spend every single cent we have on the absolute best candidate. So that's why there's a design test guys. In the test you will be asked to design a teacher & and an environment. We mainly want to see how well you translate our written instructions into visual art. If you ace that design test the job is yours. These designs can be rough and rugged and do not have to be full color. Just show us the general art direction you envision for the comic.

• Before you apply to this job please checkout the 2 attached Example images of what i'm looking for visually. I designed Example 1 myself in Adobe Illustrator. It's a comic/class with 10 slides. I'm a huge fan of flat design. Characters comprised of simple shapes that are easy to create, color, edit, and WAY easier to animate. That simplicity is key to the way we want to tell stories because teachers aren't the focal point of this comic, the message within the classes are. That's why we don't want them to look like flashy anime characters or like super detailed cartoon characters.

I want to share some links with you. These 2 artists really capture the flat style we're looking for:

1. Robin Davey:

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2. Kurzgesagt:

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• In Example 2 (attached below), i've created a big collage of all the art styles I think could work for this educational comedy. Again, flat design is the objective.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Skills: Graphic Design, Illustration, Caricature & Cartoons, Illustrator, Comics

About the Employer:
( 0 reviews ) Hollywood, United States

Project ID: #25506038

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certaintly

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XHQ

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GueloFilms

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