Castle Rock, CO (PRWEB) July 19, 2006
Colorado Designer/Artist Jen Goode, of JGoode Designs (http://www.jgoodedesigns.com), has released a new cartoon collection of penguin personalities. Each funny penguin is dressed in a costume that represents a different interest, sport, activity or personality. Each "personality" is designed to fit various "people personalities."
"I try to create designs that represent who we each are, what we love and what we enjoy to do most." - JGoode
In addition to the new cartoon character, an interactive website was launched to introduce the penguin and invite the public to get involved in naming the character.
Name The Penguin (http://www.NameThePenguin.com) officially opened July 18th, 2006.
NameThePenguin.com challenges visitors to suggest a name, vote for their favorite name and comment on names submitted by others. Live updates, an e-mail mailing list, as well as "send-a-friend" additions allow visitors to get their friends and family involved in Naming the Penguin.
"It never occurred to me that the penguin actually needed a name. Yet, so many people have asked me what the name is that I thought maybe I should ask them back. Each penguin personality inspires different people in different ways. I decided it would be best to find out what the public thinks it's name is ... so here I am, asking for input." - JGoode
Open public participation will end August 15th, 2006.
Voting and name submissions are available now by going to the Name the Penguin website at: http://www.NameThePenguin.com.
The original JGoode penguin design began as a single, confused-looking bird "doodle" illustration, which was available to buyers through the Lil' Goodies CafePress store (http://www.cafepress.com/lilgoodies), as one of many original JGoode creations.
After 6 months of playing with different ideas, and a pair of bright red swim trunks, the funny bird has been expanded to what is now a 50+ personality collection. The low-cost expandability of CafePress "premium shops" has allowed the JGoode Penguin collection to develop into a continually growing 2500+ item product catalog (http://www.cafepress.com/lilpenguinshop).
"Each day is an opportunity to create something new. I am always looking out for new inspiration and entertaining quirks in the people I meet, things I read, and the places I go. Then I try to find a way to put it down on paper."
"CafePress gives me the opportunity to experiment and explore my creative ideas, share them with buyers, yet without eatting up my kids' college fund." -JGoode
Each unique penguin personality is available for purchase on apparel, novelty gifts, cards/prints and decor. Shop patrons may also request their own free personalized penguin or a unique penguin character (for a small fee).