After we have reviewed your cover letter and portfolio, we will ask you to do a mock-up/quick sketch of one of our team members (attached) at an agreed fixed price. This is to ensure we select the right person for the job and we select someone who can illustrate in the style that we are after.
If we like your style and your initial piece of work, we will commission you for the rest of the project (Stage 2). The budget provided on this job is for the initial piece of work. Stage 2 will be invitation only.
Below is the brief for the whole project, but will give you insight and the information you need for the trial (Stage 1).
Background: Our team is taking part in a local breast cancer fundraising initiative. The charity we are working with is creating a 2017 Calendar, whereby all proceeds go to the cause. The calendar will feature various local businesses each month, we have been selected for the month of December.
Style: We are a fun team, with a great sense of humour. We do not take ourselves too seriously, and often pranks on one another. It would be great if the illustration captured this.
Creative Style: Mixed media. Examples on page 6. Prefer to look more hand-drawn rather than computer generated.
Theme: Christmas. Our team having a blast decorating the Laxey Wheel and its surroundings with Christmas decorations.
Location: We would like the drawing set at the Laxey Wheel, Isle of Man (attached). You have the freedom to select whichever angle or photograph you think will work best with the illustration. All that we ask is that there's snow present, to give it a Christmas feel.
Characters: We are a team of 16 + 1 dog. There is a chance we may ask you to add 2 or 3 more should we have new joiners before Christmas.
Dress Code: Smart casual. Jeans and boots. Everyone to have some kind of Christmas accessory - headband, hat or scarf e.g. Santa hat, reindeer ears, bow with bells, snowman headband boppers, Grinch theme etc.
Diversity: Our team come from all over the world. It would be great to capture this in the illustration. Some could be wearing a scarf or jumpers in their country flag, or simply holding a flag (see page 5).
A family on the floor, tangled in Christmas lights thanks to their 5-year-old-daughter.
2 people dressed as Santa and Mrs Claws on a sleigh in the sky
2 people having a snow fight
A person making a giant snowman, and the head has fallen off
Size / Ratio: TBC
Format: PDF and PNG. All design files (photoshop / illustrator) must be provided.
Note: This illustration will be used on our website blog and social media pages. Depending on how it turns out, we may even have them printed and send to our clients as out Christmas card, For this reason, it is important we find someone who can draw caricatures that really resemble our team.