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Cool Character Design Ideas

Cool Character Design Ideas

When a story stands behind your brand, you succeed. A story can have various implementations. The most common one is hidden behind a character design.

To create a significant character design isn’t a simple task to do. On the one hand, designers are limited only with their clients’ requirements, so they can do practically whatever they want to make their character designs great and captivating. On the other hand, designers often forget to create the character the way it would tell a story and fail in achieving the main purpose of this kind of design.

Here, at DesignContest, we never forget to aspire our character with a story to promote these designs. Meet 6 cool character designs that speak for themselves and get impressed and inspired.

Character design Nr. 1

Meet one of the cutest monsters created on DesignContest. He hasn’t got any name yet but he is already expressing a huge dose of comfort and inspiration. This character design made by Untung is brilliant in its kindness and simplicity. The main aim of this playful character was to ensure people with trust by making them calm and intrigued. As you see, it has succeeded in its role completely.

monster character design

Character design tips:

Your character needs to be meaningful and connected with the business you provide. In order to do that, you may add some small detail that will be a hint to what your company is dealing with. The cool character design created by Untung, for instance, has a spray can in his hands.

Character design Nr. 2

Actually, not one character – plenty of them – were designed by milos008 to be used in a range of captivating games. This talented designer had a rather hard task to do: educational puppies. Sounds simple? However, that’s far more complicated than it seems. Indeed, puppies are cute. Real-life puppies. Making cartoon puppies that will be smiley, joyful, and engaging is much more difficult, especially if you need to add some accessories to their images.

character design

Character design tips:

Adding clothes, accessories or things that will distinguish your future character design is a really clever thought. This way, you’ll make that character personified and alive in the eyes of your clients, the product’s users. Cool character designs do awaken the feeling of closeness and your clients will be connected to you.

Character design Nr. 3

This Nordic fighter makes you want to get up and go to the gym he’s working out in. The secret of success of this energetic cool character design is hidden in the pleasant personality and vibes he carries. Designed by monski, he brims with health and delight; this is exactly why we go in for sports.

character design

Character design tips:

Anticipate what traits your future clients want to find in the character design you’re creating. The more of these traits you reflect, the better the character design will be accepted by the people it is aimed at.

Character design Nr. 4

Serious characters can also be alluring, especially if you make them smile in a warm and cozy way. Character design ideas provided by graphman have always been fascinating. This professor is no exception. He looks as if he was a real call to action. In a way, that’s true. Being smart and funny, he shows you that you can teach you a lot.

character design

Character design tips:

Don’t be afraid of making bold decisions. Thinking outside the box helps a lot when it comes to character design ideas. They will work if you make them work.

Character design Nr. 5

If one of your favorite fairy tales in your childhood was Cinderella, the idea of creating a fairy godmother to represent your business will be quite appealing to you. Kids love magic, so the character design created by swo0osh will attract their eyes. In general, such fairy character designs are thought for those types of business that deal with kids. However, if the concept is right, you can freely use them for any purpose you want.

fairy godmother design

Character design tips:

Design is, perhaps, one of those rare places where the real magic lies. Thus, fairy creatures feel at home in this marketing niche. With a little bit of imagination, you can turn your character design into your clients’ friend.

Character design Nr. 6

Original animals could be a stunning solution if you’re looking for some cool character design ideas. GALIHGASENDRA is the very designer who knows the value of such design entries. Taking into account the fact that her character designs look so creative, there is no doubt they helped her clients to reach their main goals.

character design

Character design tips:

Claymation, origami, and other unusual techniques can help you in creating cool character designs that will stand out and please your clients. As you see, techniques matter as well.

Posted on August 11, 2017

Category: Creativity, Inspiration, Inspiration Gallery, Tips

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