Great communication. Easy to work with. Better than expected deliverable based on a less-than-perfect design brief.
Always willing to help and great designs!
Gets me exactly what I need every time with very few corrections
A truly superb designer. Our project was a difficult one, involving six different but complementary designs, and requiring multiple revisions. Through it all, Rafapi followed our vision incredibly well. We're very happy with the result and are eager to work with Rafapi again!
Did a fantastic job!
- Mithun MHasan
Mithun was great throughout the process - very responsive, communicative and a pleasure to work with. I would happily work with Mithun again on a design project of any size or level of importance for our organization.
How dsadler started their character or mascot journey
Who are you known as?
Carson Middle School
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Carson Middle School is a community that supports a culture of shared responsibility to engage, empower, and inspire successful lifelong learners. Our target audience is 11 to 14 year old students that are transitioning from early adolescents to young adults. "Cool" factor is critical with this group. Our school integrates technology in supporting 21st century learning with and all students have laptop computers.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
Our school mascot is the "Solon" which has been our mascot since the 1950's. The problem is that nobody knows what a Solon is (FYI it is a Jr. Senator) and our students do not identify as Solons. We have used a block "C" with the tagline "Solon Pride" over the past several years and our students like using Solon Pride as a way to identify with our school. Since a group of lions is referred to as a "pride of lions" we like the idea of having a lion or group of lions as a visual representation of Solon Pride, which we would like to keep. We are fairly open creatively to interpretation - looking for something that appears "cool" to young adolescents as the cool factor is critical in middle school - definitely not something that appears cartoonish or elementary - but something that is not too aggressive looking either. We would like to incorporate a block "C" into the mascot/logo somehow as that has been a cultural identifier for our school. Our school colors are blue and white (we like to use royal blue, sky blue, and silver). Modern, bold fonts with a custom feel.
You can see our current logo/mascot in the attached images. Our current "Solon" is extremely outdated. The block C that we currently use would need to be changed - we want something very different than the images below - we would be open to having a fancy version of a block C or a bold one similar to the one we currently use.