For the past several years I have been creating the holiday illustration for a client who then uses it in an email campaign.
This year they wanted to do something a bit more special and told me to put on the thinking cap.
The only constraints were that whatever I came up with, it had to included their holiday mascot, "Randy the Snowman" in some function that involves building inspection, and it needed to work within a Constant Contact email.
So the following is the initial idea executed as a single graphic. However after rethinking it a bit we realized it might be even better as an animated gif.
The challenge there was to make 10 550px x 413px images not go over the max size of 350kb.
For a person who usually is making hi-res PSD files that reach gigantic proportions, it was a nice change of pace to work within a limited size. Plus it gave me a chance to fully use my illustration skills.
So take note: Any client that let's me be strategic and employs my design AND illustration skills is aces in my book!