We want a set of cartoon characters to represent our customers, to be used on our website and in educational material. The customers need to be able to identify with their professional cartoon representation - i.e. they have to be able to like it! We want one character or more for each profession to whom we teach medical English. i.e. 1 or more doctor character, 1 or more nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, pharmacist, vet, midwife, radiographer, clinical psychologist, administrator, etc. Each character must be simple, clearly distinguishable form the others, and clearly identifiable as that profession to people in that profession.
Our business is still developing and it isn't fixed exactly how many characters we need. But we will need a selection of at least 6, preferably more than 8, from the below list. So if one character is particularly difficult to design it isn't an insurmountable problem, I assume after we select a winner here, we can ask him/her for further characters as and when needed. Also, if all characters are in portrait for example, we may want the same characters in profile in future so we may ask the designer for that in future, or for the character to be shown engaged in some task. Here is a list of some of the professions we need to represent:
5. Occupational therapist
11. Medical student
There is much discussion of the motifs to use to indication each characters profession in the notes and discussion on the entries page, including links to some Japanese uniforms.