design: Matt Moore
I did a portrait for a friend who needed some content for her consulting website.
I might post a tutorial of this project soon and explore some of the techniques that I used. I see this type of vector based personal avatar gaining popularity on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, yadda. It is a cool way to express your personality and works great for people that don’t think they photograph well. I see companies using this approach for their employee shots more and more also. With a little artistic license you could make people look more creative, more business like, smarter, less hung-over or as on brand as the last print ad. The outcome is limited only by the imagination and the illustrator.