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Create the next illustration for SpeechGarden

Tomkimporter picked a winning design in their illustration or graphics contest. For just $359 they received 100 designs from 26 designers.

Here’s a peek at the client’s brief

Contest title


Create the next illustration for SpeechGarden


Developer of special education apps for infants, toddlers, and children with special needs and Speech and Language delays

Background information

Organization name


Description of the organization and its target audience

Developer of special education apps for infants, toddlers, and children with special needs and Speech and Language delays.



Content details


Need: 5 individual illustrations/characters (a Family). Mom, Dad, Boy, Girl #1, Girl #2 in wheelchair. (full body illustrations)

For: Children’s App, geared towards toddlers with special needs/speech delays age 2-5 years of age. These characters will be inserted into a house within the app. In app, the child can select which character they want to play with and use within the app. Each character will be given a personality and a name, and hope to create future merchandise based upon characters.

* Characters must be warm, happy, welcoming, and appealing to young children.
* Children – should all be younger children looking approximately 2 to 6 years of age. (no teenager characters and no infant/baby characters)….

Mother – Maybe holding a flower pot w/ white daisy?
Father – Fairly young looking, friendly (fatherly not a grandfather…).
The attached file has a dad w/ a mustache. Eliminate the mustache, no mustache.
Boy – Dark hair, Spanish origin, eye glasses (prescription not sunglasses), backwards baseball cap.
Girl #1 – Blonde hair and blue eyes, pig tails or pony tail. Wearing a dress. Maybe holding a doll in one hand hanging down beside her?
Girl #2 – in wheelchair.

Winner: We need graphic images in PSD format, with each element in it's own layer (Shadows, etc) This is for an iPhone and Android app. We also need them for high resolution retina displays for newer iPhone/iPad devices.

** I have attached some clipart examples of each character that I liked. I want the kids using the app to relate the characters to themselves. Please use your creativity to enhance this project and make the characters come to life with personalities in your own style. I’m sure your visions will be even better than I can imagine.

**** We really hope you will consider entering the contest. We have several projects running that have design requirements, and have multiple design needs in the next few weeks, so appreciate your creative input.