Thoroughly explains his designs as he posts them, something many of the other designers did not do, which was appreciated.
How csgilleland started their icon or button journey
Who are you known as?
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Podagy is a chatbot app using Facebook Messenger that helps users chart their fitness and wellness goals and encourages them to new levels of achievement.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
We need a icon for our chatbot. It needs to seem friendly, approachable, but encouraging. It shouldn't seem judgmental. This icon will be the face of our Facebook page and chat. After some previous work, we've decided to go in the direction of an animal avatar, specifically a bulldog. We have an preliminary image in mind that we've used before, but we don't have the permanent rights to it. If we could stay close to that idea, that would be great. While the bulldog should have some fun design details like a monocle and a bowtie, it would be nice if those details were just a bit more colorful (and therefore noticeable).
I'm also attaching some other general images from our materials. It should help the designer get a feel for our overall aesthetic — namely, smooth, geometric, rather flat design that feels uplifting.