Diversity Avatars Production Progress

Diversity Avatars Production Progress
January 5, 2017 Scott Lewis

So far we have created 300 of the 1,000 avatars we have planned for version 1 of Diversity Avatars. Most of the 1,000 have already been created in rough draft form so we thought it would be more exciting and helpful to customers if you can see the upcoming batch. We are about a quarter of the way finished with Volume 4 (avatars 301-400) but our production schedule has been delayed. It takes about 6-8 weeks to finish each batch of 100.

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When will the next batch be released?

UPDATE: Volume 3 is now available – Buy Now.

Each avatar is very meticulously drawn to match the specifications of all of the others. We also do a lot of research on avatars that depict a specific group of people such as a nationality, culture, race, or religion. Two of the rules that we set for ourselves at the beginning of this project were to “avoid stereotypes” and “question our assumptions”. So we do our best to make sure we get them right. This takes time, but we believe it is worth the time and effort.

We are doing our best to release 100 new avatars about every six weeks. We say, “about” and “try” because it can be a challenge to juggle our day jobs and stick to a tight production schedule. The next release, avatars 301-400, is scheduled for November 15, 2018.

We are revising the production schedule to make sure you get the avatars more quickly and to make it easier to maintain. We will start delivering 20 new avatars every 2 weeks at a minimum. If we can include more avatars, we will, but 20 every 2 weeks will be the baseline. Also, in order to catch up on the schedule, we will make sure the Volume 4 set and the 400 glyph versions will be delivered by November 1, 2018. The two-week delivery will begin on October 1, 2018, and you will receive notification of at least 20 new avatars every two weeks after that. The delivery dates for the remainder of 2018 will be:

  • September 20
  • October 1
  • October 15
  • November 1
  • November 15
  • December 1
  • December 15

We expect the full collection of 1,000 avatars plus variations to be completed by May 1, 2019.

Thank you for your patience.

Both Ramy and I have day jobs so it can be a challenge to stick to the schedule, sometimes. Ramy is a full-time icon designer/illustrator and the man behind https://roundicons.com and http://uiillustrations.com. I, Scott, work as a full-time web developer through my business Atomic Lotus – https://atomiclotus.net.

Let us know what you need.

If there are avatars of a specific person, group, occupation, or character you need, feel free to contact us and let us know. We will be making 1,000 avatars (as a start) either way so it doesn’t make much difference for us, in terms of effort, to make one avatar versus another. We can’t promise we will include your requests in the next batch, but we will do our best. Please keep in mind that this is not a promise or offer to do custom work. Any requests will be evaluated for appropriateness for inclusion in the final collection and they will be sold as stock icons and not created for any single customer or use. We reserve the right to reject any request for any reason we deem appropriate.

Below is a preview of Volum 4. The 20 avatars shown below will be available for download on September 20, 2018.

Diversity Avatars volume 4 preview

Check out the preview of Volume 3 below.