Yenicorn

πŸ¦„ β€” There's a little yenicorn in all of us.

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YEN's community-designed mascot! Feel free to contribute your inspired, original art to [email protected]! πŸ¦„

September 27, 2020 Setenza + Yenicorn

Our little mascot, the Yenicorn, got a bit of a shoutout!

I’ve really appreciated Kiana’s work β€” she’s got a unique aesthetic which I really appreciated working with as we thought through a reboot.

September 23, 2020 Another Year, Another Renewal

Just got another notice for renewal and it reminds me when we first decided to think through an actual mascot β€” 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.

August 19, 2020 A Few More Yeni Iterations

Kiana has continued working on a few more ideas and we wanted to share them here!

This is her "powerup" sequence!

A line and "lineless" version of her aircraft:

And another icon to boot:

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August 12, 2020 A New Icon!

Kiana has come up with a new icon design! Here it is, in all its glory!!

Yeni is looking pretty cool these days β€” 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.

August 4, 2020 A Few More Iterations

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.

July 30, 2020 The Design Brief

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" β€” some more action-oriented shots and poses as she matures.

Iconic? Why the hell not!

Building out 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, favicons!

This is just the start β€” I'm so excited to continue the process!

July 23, 2020 She's Awakening...

Yeni has been in "hibernation mode" as we've remodeled and rebuilt her world, the yeniverse β€” but, it's about high time that she get back in full-effect!

Thankfully, through the power of the internet, I was able to connect with a talented graphic artist who is going to take our original mascot design and give her a bit of an update.

I can't wait to see some of Kiana's concepts that she's cooking up!

July 14, 2020 Hibernation

The yenicornis currently in a deep, deep sleep, waiting for the right moment to reappear and share her next adventure with the world!

Until then, she's happily dreaming about puppies, ice cream cones, rainbows, and all things happiness!

Until then, she waits...

April 18, 2020 It's True... We're Officially on Indie Hackers!

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.

September 19, 2019 PURPLE STICKY NOTES


Creator: Marty

Marty gave it a try. It was a good try. ... and that's about it.

YEN's community-designed mascot! Feel free to contribute your inspired, original art to [email protected]! πŸ¦„