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Training ninjas with Jon Hicks

July 15, 2010 - 21 Comments

Mr. Jon Hicks

Over the past couple months we’ve had the pleasure of working with the pixel surgeon, and icon designer extraordinaire that is Jon Hicks.

We commissioned Jon to re-design our popular ninja mascot that you would have seen busting moves all around our site. Our ninja was originally traced and vectorized based on a freely available icon design. However, we got so many people emailing us, and kindly informing us, that our ninja was being illegally used on other sites across the interwebs that we thought it was high time that we sat down and designed our own, unique mascot that epitomizes WooThemes ethos.

Let’s hand over to Jon for more information about the brief we gave him, and his creative design process.


The brief for the update of the ninja character was to give it more uniqueness, but retain the rounded/cute feel that the current character had.

Jon's doodles in his sketchbook that I'm sure a lot of designer's would like to take a peak in

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