Emoji Commissions

Hey, I'm Dzuk, designer of Mutant Standard. You can commission me to make custom emoji for you, produced in vectors in a vector art/minimalist style. They're optimised for sizes of 24px (@1x/low DPI) and upwards.

Iconography is a bit unusual compared to illustration in the sense that it's less about detail and it's more about reasoning about the design and properly converting an idea into a suitable emoji to represent it. So for this reason, pricing isn't based on the subject, because that's not necessarily the same as how long it will take me.

What we'll do is we'll talk about what you'd like and I'll come up with a price based on how much effort I think it will take me to come up with the design(s), and then you can choose to commission me or not.


Towards the end of my process, I'll show you candidate designs. This way you can let me know if there's anything you'd like to change before they are done.

If you change your mind and want me to change the design to something that is different than what you commissioned me to do, then we'll need to work that out as another commission.


Rates and licenses

Non-commercial

(Personal chat server emoji, chat stickers, social media avatars, etc.)


US$15 - US$25 for each unique emoji design.

For an extra fee, I can create multiple variations of the design, for example different facial expressions, different colours, or a CMYK version optimised for print.

If you're commissioning me to make an emoji of a character of yours or something I can't easily search up, you'll need to give me at least one reference image.

If you don't have a reference, I can make certain kinds of character designs from scratch at an additional cost.


Commercial

(Streaming emotes, emoji for use by companies or in commercial products, etc.)

Contact me for more information.


Alterations of Mutant Standard emoji

You can commission me to do an alteration of a Mutant Standard emoji, but you can only do so non-commercially, and it will be treated as a derivative of the original emoji under the original license. (Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International)


Exports

The default export package I provide is (for each commissioned emoji):

  • 64px PNG file (ideal for Mastodon and Discourse)
  • 128px PNG file (ideal for Discord and Slack)
  • 512px PNG file (can be used as Telegram Stickers)
  • SVG file (the lossless, vector export)
  • All of the sketches and the final emoji in Affinity Designer (.afdesign) format.

I can export in a variety of formats and sizes at no extra cost. Let me know if you need different or additional formats before the commission so I can make sure that I can accommodate your needs.


Subject matter

I can do:

  • Signs and symbols
  • Humans, humanoid, furry, anthro, animal and robot faces
  • Hands, hand expressions and body expressions
  • Smileys and expressions
  • Objects
  • Simple gore such as scars and blood.
  • Some sexually-suggestive material/subjects.

I can't do:

  • NSFW and fetish stuff (not a moral judgement, just where my comfort zone is for commissioning at the moment ^∆∆^' ).
  • Detailed gore like body parts, internals, etc.
  • Designs that are too intricate or detailed (I'll let you know if I think it won't work as we talk about it).

As per usual for this kind of thing, I also might turn down a commission request if I feel it won't work out for some other reason.


Portfolio stuff

I might use the work you commissioned me for my own portfolio. I also like to announce the new work that I've done on my social media feeds when a commission is complete.

If you're commissioning me non-commercially, you can let me know if you'd rather be named or anonymous when I publish any commissioned work that I make for you.


Contact and Payment Methods

You can contact me via one of these ways:

Payments are only done through PayPal. When we agree on a commission, I'll make a payment request as 'Mutant Standard', and I'll start work once that has been paid.