Pretty stoked about this new team picture of our crew right now:
As the tweetstorm shares, we're still looking for a few more folks to join the 🚀!!
This year should be a great one to continue to grow not just our product but also our business, our organization, our culture, and our amazing
Just got another notice for renewal and it reminds me when we first decided to think through an actual
mascot — I had no idea that people would even take to it, but, thankfully, that didn't matter since it was community-generated.
Another year, another renewal. Let's go.
Kiana has come up with a new
icon design! Here it is, in all its glory!!
Yeni is looking pretty cool these days — not that she wasn't already, but, you know.
We're going to try to get this onto a limited run t-shirt via our new swag shop:
Finally, another obvious use is for things like
favicons for your web apps and/or websites. I'll need to update ours in a bit:
I used this simple site to generate them auto-magically.
I love the work that Kiana is doing and the progress she's made in the last week has been fun!
She shared these iterations with me this afternoon:
What we're trying to do is find a "foundation" to build upon as we start designing specific poses with an ever-growing array of tools and artifacts.
I like some of
Yeni's friends / sidekicks too! Kiana is giving a few of them names, which is a fun and unique.
A dope ride is, of course, an important part of being
The Yenicorn; I think.
Yeni has gotten an updated look and I was pleasantly shocked at what Kiana was able to come up with in just a short amount of time!
So, without further ado, here's the
Design Brief of where our amazing
mascot is headed:
Ah, the original is so legit!
The inspirations are spot-on!
One of the specific things that I wanted Kiana to tackle were some example of Yeni "in-motion" — some more action-oriented shots and poses as she matures.
Iconic? Why the hell not!
Yeni's universe will be fun, including her friends!
And really smart on the idea for an
icon that can be used in promotional artwork and other collateral, like,
This is just the start — I'm so excited to continue the process!
Yeni has been in "hibernation mode" as we've remodeled and rebuilt her world, the
yeniverse — but, it's about high time that she get back in full-effect!
I can't wait to see some of Kiana's concepts that she's cooking up!
I spent a few hours this past week manually moving an entire community blog over to Indie Hackers!
I almost went crazy with my
copy-pasta for > 42 blog posts! Ugh!
But, I'm so happy because not only do I NOT have to manage yet-another WordPress blog... I also get to simplify my workflow by putting it on Indie Hackers!
Whew. Operational win? Yes.
YEN's community-designed mascot! Feel free to contribute your inspired, original art to [email protected]! 🦄