We're a 4-year-old IT company in Arlington, VA. We have ~10 employees. We like practical jokes, watersports, and black eyed peas. We're looking for a good designer.
Ourselves. Young(ish) tech people with a sense of humor.
We want a cartoon alter-ego that can grace our company t-shirts, hoodies, baby onesies, vehicle magnets, bumper stickers, frig art, and anything else we can think of that our clients and customers won't see.
His slogan is "Safety first!" and we're thinking his name is something like "Skip" or "Joe" or "Big Boy".
We want him to be wearing a Maytag repairman type jumpsuit with our name and/or logo on it, a repairman-type hat, and to be holding his right arm outstretched (to the viewer) with his right index finger extended... as if he's admonishing the viewer to be careful, to be safe, not to be stupid or careless.
We're definitely looking for cartoonish, retro, cheeky, single-color, clean, simple, easy to reproduce across a variety of applications, and very iconic. Like a old-timey board game, or a hair pomade ad, or a shoe company from the 1940s.