I have a logo that I feel represents us pretty well and I'd like to incorporate that character (at least loosely) into our main page illustration (1st slide of slideshow on our website). *The audience we’re playing to can afford to travel and they’re sophisticated. A lot of them are artists, or at least want to be and would appreciate something slightly rock n roll and slightly other worldly while still being elegant. The over all design should have that feel (rock n roll, otherworldly, elegant, sophisticated, cool) but at the same time have some sort of longing for adventure incorporated into the illustration. In other words I would look at the world that you create and want to be in it. The person or people with the coyote in this illustration are basically the heroes of their own adventure* (Please let me know if that doesn’t make sense)
_This Illustration_ (ideally) would be the first of many. It will be the main slide in an ongoing series that we’ll need in the future. At some point we’ll need an illustration for our lights collection. Another one for basic camping or survival. Another one for Waggery (Wigs, Temporary tattoos, tutu’s etc.). Another one for outdoor festival gear. I’d also like to see these updated from time to time depending on the season and what festivals are happening. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please let me know. We can start with the first illustration and hopefully move onto quite a few more.
*Other Notes*: Waggery is an old english term for 1. mischief, pranks, and/ or roguery. 2. the manner or action of a wag; mischievous merriment; sportive trick or gayety; good-humored sarcasm; pleasantry; jocularity; as, the waggery of a schoolboy. (Is there a way to incorporate this without sacrificing that sense of elegance, sophistication, and cool?)
_Coyote Symbolism_ has some common themes: There is wisdom in not taking everything so seriously (have fun, laugh), there’s wisdom and transformation through adventure, and being prepared and adaptive is key for success. This is probably more information than you need, but I’d rather give you too much than too little.
I included some examples of illustrations that might be incorporated into the website slideshow. Your illustration would replace the examples that have the following text: “Your slideshow”, “Tell your brand’s story”, “Button Text”. I can just drop your illustration into the template. Hopefully those illustrations will give you some idea of what I’m talking about. Also I included a couple examples for possible future illustrations (as I mentioned before) for products etc (other slides). Also, I can move text around in the slide, so please don’t even worry about that.
*Lastly, I’m happy to give lot’s of feedback and often.* There’s no need to develop an idea completely before sending it my way. It’d be great if you could share what you’re doing early and often so that we don’t go down a dead end path. *Rough sketches are definitely encouraged.*