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My profile picture is lame. Help me be less lame, win 5 years pro membership! Answered

I’m looking for an avatar/logo/awesome little chunk of artwork to represent me on Instructables and other places such as YouTube and my blog. I’m not very good with the whole art/drawing/creative logo thing so I need your help in making a recognizable symbol that I can love and cherish for years to come. I’ve seen some great stuff produced by Instructables members so I’m hoping you guys can work your magic on my avatar/logo/awesome little chunk of artwork. I'm giving you until August 17, 2012 to submit your designs and the one that I chose as my favorite will win the pro membership.

Some criteria:
-I should be able to “remix” it easily by being able to switch out what it’s holding, changing the colors, add different headgear to it, etc.

-I would like a simple, cartoon style logo. Though your intricate details and shading skills may be amazing, they sadly don’t have a place in my avatar/logo/awesome little chunk of artwork.

-I would prefer if it didn’t have any words.

Some other members who have great examples of this are Kiteman (of course), monsterlego, and even the Instructables Robot himself (check out the Food, Outside, and Technology categories)

Right now I’m thinking an octopus could be a cool thing because it has a lot of tentacles and it could represent the diverse projects I like to do but I’m open to any designs. You can check out my profile and Instructables that I’ve posted to come up with your own idea but I don’t necessarily want a logo that represents only LEGO or origami unless if it has a lot of potential for general use.

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If you have an idea but want to run it by me before taking the time to make it, just leave a comment and I’ll let you know what I think. Also, if you post a design I’ll leave a comment and let you know if there’s anything you can do to improve it and/or what I especially like about it. Any other questions that weren’t answered here are completely welcome as well.

If your design is selected as the winner, you will receive a quantity of five (5) 1 Year Pro Memberships to Instructables. I will need a file of the design before the prize is awarded. The design will become my property, I will have all rights to it, and I will be able to use it in any way that I like, including altering it. Pretty much you will have bragging rights and 5 years worth of membership but the design will be mine. The deadline to enter is August 17, 2012. 


I'm a new member but I've been browsing for a while. What do you think of the style of the Instroctopus? If you can throw me some more ideas of what you like I may be able to come up with something.

Elliott's (Craft Master) for gerabs.bmp

Wow, sorry I didn't respond, I must have missed this. The octopus is cute but there's a lot going on here. Thanks for entering :)

NO biggy. And thanks, it was fun, I worked with the Octo maybe, 30mIn. I also entered one more pic to a (Design my new Avatar! [Contest Closed]) See pic below. I like challenges their fun.

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Concerned LEGO facing a Kamikaze Paper Plane! I incorporated your obvious love of LEGOs and Origami. This is my first attempt at making computer graphics for the purpose of a profile picture so, admittedly, it's not the greatest out there...but I'm proud. :D

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Fun but a little to specific to just a few interested of mine. Thanks for entering :)