I have a pretty awesome job. Frankly, it's kinda absurd. According to the CondéNet org chart, I'm technically a "product manager." This is a curious title for me, as I much prefer "cofounder." Furthermore, we've never really been a company with much of an organizational hierarchy. Hell, there's never been more than 4 of us.
It'd be a pretty pathetic org chart.
But my favorite job has always been doodling the reddit logo. After two years, there have been a lot of logos. Yep, I totally ripped Google off. Only on reddit it's taken to an extreme, we won't do it just for holidays -- it's much more random than that.
Despite all that freedom, I still managed to run out of ideas. Fortunately, redditors contributed some great suggestions, which became parts of an epic logo series.
And now here I am still looking to get out of doodling the logo next week.
I recently got an email that reminded me just how expendable I am:
I've had this taped to my home office wall for many months. MyWill's drawing absolutely made my day. Not only did I want to showcase his talent in today's logo, I wanted to give other artists the chance to try their hand at doodling next week's logos.
youngest son liked the alien on my Mac OS X dock (where he saw it as
my icon for Adium...thanks for that!). So here I present what he
drew when he was 4 (he is now 5 and has moved to copying the
characters in his Pokemon book)...
BTW, he calls him "cute guy."
So if you can work some magic within a 120x40 pixel .png file, email me over the weekend with your take on the reddit logo and I'll put the
I'll also do a quick blurb on my blog for each logo, which you can use to plug whatever you want.
Here are the quick n' dirty requirements:
- 120x40px .png file
- the word "reddit" should be visible
- creature vaguely resembling the reddit alien
- brief description for me to post along with your personal shout-outs and/or self-promotion