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    • M. Borrego
      December 12, 2012 - 10:37 am · Reply

      Yes, please–all sorts of educational items would be great. Writing with a pencil, books, ipads, computers, actual child figures, glasses, teachers, (even different items of clothing would be great).

    • Jenn Peters
      December 12, 2012 - 3:53 pm · Reply

      Books! A trophy or medal. A library building. A purse.
      Anything to do with libraries…I’m a librarian and make a lot of powtoons!

  • Damon Dean
    December 7, 2012 - 12:12 am · Reply

    Toads in tu-tus…
    Ladybugs that are MACHO-MEN bugs… (I get so tired of ladybugs looking so sweet and ladylike)
    Cooking chipmunks… (with aprons)
    Goats with eyeglasses.

  • Taurean Watkins
    December 7, 2012 - 7:25 pm · Reply

    Great idea, this is too good for me to pass up!
    Okay, here goes-
    A rat and wolf sitting opposite each other reading a book
    A weasel carried by a hawk in flight with his talons (They’re friends, not predator and prey)
    A Fox and Grizzly Bear sparring karate-style
    A rat chewing on his quill
    A rat typing on an old-school non-electric typewriter.
    Alligator riding a skateboard
    A cheetah riding a motorcycle (Think 60s/80s retro, minus the Afro and sideburns)
    Wolf and rats in sillouette running in a line

  • Jo Koenig
    December 12, 2012 - 10:41 am · Reply

    Bulldogs, sports (swimming, track and field, diving, bowling, etc.), athletes, ballerinas, marching band and color guard…….let me think of some more.

  • Sara
    December 12, 2012 - 10:48 am · Reply

    I would love to see a library – rows of books, student resident bedroom setting, female looking around trying to find out where a voice is coming from.

  • Jill
    December 12, 2012 - 10:49 am · Reply

    I’d love more people typing on laptops, different expressions, different locations, different positions. And anything that shows / implies Social Media. Thanks!!

  • Barbara Fowler
    December 12, 2012 - 10:59 am · Reply

    I like the list also. It was mentioned but a female who looks like a business person would be great. Also, female hands. Also, I like the social media ideas, computers, projectors etc. Thank you.

    • katie
      December 12, 2012 - 11:31 am · Reply

      Do you mean female hands for the push action? If yes, that’s not in my realm of design! But I could do drawings of hands!

  • JFunke
    December 12, 2012 - 11:08 am · Reply

    Definitely iPads and people holding iPads. It would be good to have the things mentioned above (pencils, papers, keyboards, open and closed books, glasses, etc) in a box that looks like an app icon. Or just make an empty box in the style of an app icon and the items in a shape/size that could be put into that box (basically square-ish).

    • katie
      December 12, 2012 - 11:30 am · Reply

      Mike, I like your Powtoon – but I’m pretty sure they’re aiming this theme at the education sector. 8-( Good news is you could certainly USE my theme for your business…

  • Joan
    December 12, 2012 - 11:25 am · Reply

    I would love to see stacks of money, dollar signs, a character with empty pockets pulled out and a sad face, old Fashioned school house. Thanks!! Love your work. =)

  • Caroline
    December 12, 2012 - 11:31 am · Reply

    I explain a lot using natural themes, so would love to see those: a globe, rock, river, tree, waterfall, some big / recognizable animals: the elephant (in the room 😀 ), a giraffe, mouse, ET’s also make for a great item to explain anything that seems foreign 🙂
    Some separate clothing items for a user to be able to put on top of existing characters would also be awesome.

  • Lynn Ruby
    December 12, 2012 - 11:38 am · Reply

    Two category of needs:
    Scientific related elements. Blood, test tubes, DNA, labs, scientists in lab coats, beakers, bunsen burners etc etc.
    Business: Business people male and female, social media icons. internet marketing icons, video icons, business desks, offices, accountants, lawyers, geeks, etc etc.

  • Chío
    December 12, 2012 - 11:43 am · Reply

    Hello! This wishlist is great.
    I wish to have in Powyoon small kids like 5 years old.
    And also this kids plying/typing on the computer. More art about kids would be great.
    Thanks katie! Love ur art!

    • Ponn Sabra
      December 12, 2012 - 12:53 pm · Reply

      We’re with Chio!
      We’d love to see different aged kids (both boys & girls to pick from) of all cultures and religions.
      Adults too if they’re not already represented.
      For example,
      -Toddlers, elementary-aged, tween, teens.
      – African, White, Asian, Hispanic, Native Americans, South East Asians (Pakistani, Indian)
      – All World Religions
      My girls love playing with PowToons, but my girls would love Muslim characters. For example, a Muslim covered with no hair showing, modest flowing yet fashionable dark colored dress, and like them (and the majority of Muslims in the world); of Asian descent.
      We’d love to break barriers and stereotypes with our request!
      Also, we agree with all the previous requests for library, school items, electronics, computers, female hands, fun animals to pick from–BTW, Katie, we LOVE your illustrations!
      Thanks for the consideration. Looking forward to your designs!

      • katie
        December 12, 2012 - 1:29 pm · Reply

        This is great to hear Ponn! I will work on it. I worry about drawing other cultures in any stereotypical way, so it’s great to get a specific request. (And thanks for the props!)

  • Cary Fields
    December 12, 2012 - 11:49 am · Reply

    As an English language arts teacher, I would love you to animate the following:
    famous authors
    classic novels
    classroom furniture
    lunch boxes
    me (hahaha) there are pictures of me on my website
    I am so excited for this opportunity! Thank you very much for all that you do! Your work is truly amazing.

    • katie
      December 12, 2012 - 12:40 pm · Reply

      Cary, just so we are clear: *I* am not going to do the animating! YOU are! I’ll draw the elements for you to do that…and your list is good! When you say “classic novels” what do you mean? Like have a novel with a generic pic of a whale on it?

      • Cary Fields
        December 12, 2012 - 2:00 pm · Reply

        Haha, that’s right! Books I teach would be fantastic! Fahrenheit 451, Animal Farm, 1984, The Hunger Games, A Tale of Two Cities, poetry, works of Shakespeare. Famous authors, Ray Bradbury, Mark Twain, Shakespeare, Orwell, Steinbeck. That is just off the top of my head. Thanks again!

  • Andrea Allen
    December 12, 2012 - 11:56 am · Reply

    Social Media, Social Media, Social Media! Also, groups of people sitting together (like in a conference/training session), and anything that suggests marketing in general – like people shopping, stores etc.
    All the best with the job! Love your style of illustration…

      • rebecca
        December 17, 2012 - 3:45 pm · Reply

        Can some of the arrows be thick, so they can hold text? Also, can some be curved? For example, different sized curved arrows that can be arranged to make a full circle?

  • alaa
    December 12, 2012 - 12:34 pm · Reply

    hmmm… okay could you kindly please draw (Pill, Syringe, Health case, Ambulance, Medicine, Doctor, Pharmacist, Nurse, Hospital, Human Body, Muscles, Sick man)

  • Janet Hallstrom
    December 12, 2012 - 12:49 pm · Reply

    A brown eagle (not the bald kind) in different poses, especially reading a book.
    Library background
    Books with wings

    • katie
      December 12, 2012 - 1:28 pm · Reply

      Or as my mom once said, a “baldheaded eagle,” which, for some reason made us laugh so hard I think some of us needed Depends at that moment!

  • Lynn
    December 12, 2012 - 1:23 pm · Reply

    More dragons, please!
    A few elves and dwarves (Scandinavian type) wouldn’t be bad either–for the medievalist in all of us!

  • Hilda White
    December 12, 2012 - 1:38 pm · Reply

    Hi Katie!
    I would love for you to draw a supermom with a shield….one who could fight off drugs, bullies, the bad economy. A MOM who could fight off all the bad stuff! A Mom who works from home while taking care of her family. An elevator to show higher education! A picture of the world joining hands to show unity. Thank you so much, maybe I’ll think of more later.

    • katie
      December 12, 2012 - 2:14 pm · Reply

      So…high fantasy? HAHA. Seriously, I’ll figure out about drawing it, but you’ll have to figure out how to fight off the drugs and bullies!

  • Alec
    December 12, 2012 - 1:39 pm · Reply

    What a great way to energize your fan-base/users.
    Here are some thoughts that would be useful to us: all kinds of sheep, especially dancing and singing sheep, other animals having fun – dancing and singing would be great – lion, giraffe, cow, horse, I think you already have elephants.
    And then some eco-friendly items like the planet, recycling symbol, a factory, a NOT symbol, smoke from a smokestack, children, craftspeople in a small village, weavers, a river, cotton, people shopping in a big city. Happy people in new clothes. Happy people in used clothes. Mean looking big business people. Happy and sad local merchants.
    Hope that’s the kind of thing you’re looking for. Have fun and can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • Susan, the Book Chook
    December 12, 2012 - 5:00 pm · Reply

    Katie, this is wonderful news! I imported one book clipart for my Powtoon but it looked out of place with the Powtoon elements. So, as above, books would be great, especially an obvious picture book and a comic please.
    I would love the superhero chicken, being part chicken myself. But lots more cute animals would be great for kids. Animals with some slight human qualities like your chicken hero, animal parents and babies, maybe even animals with emotions? Not sure how many elements you are planning to make, but will be delighted with any in your great style!

  • Julia
    December 12, 2012 - 5:04 pm · Reply

    Hi Katie
    Great stuff here already.
    I have a weight loss blog and would love to see some ‘characters’ with less than ideal body shapes in different poses… perhaps doing workouts or lifting weights as well as just standing etc.

  • David
    December 12, 2012 - 6:00 pm · Reply

    Wow that is so cool! I would love to have included:
    – Palm Tree + Beach + Surfer (maybe Chicken Hero?) + Surfboard
    – Wedding Dress + Bride + Veil + Rings (on Pillow or Shining or so), Romantic Couple
    – Fat People + Happy Fit People (for a Weightloss site)
    – Sportscar + Yacht + Helicopter (Prestige Objects, e.g. Villa, Champagne Bottles etc.)
    – Airplane, Flipflops + Towel (Travel Stuff)
    It is really exciting to see PowToon now getting different uniquely styled themes!

  • James
    December 12, 2012 - 6:14 pm · Reply

    My wish-list would be:
    – envelope with a “+1″ (email just received)
    – representation of an excel spreadsheet
    – tick
    – printer
    – building (head office) – plus a bouncing version
    – building (store) – plus a bouncing version
    – page with a cog
    – a movie-star star
    – dotted lines (all types)
    – solid lines (all types)
    – arrow heads
    – numbers in circles
    – curved arrows
    – $” signs, “+” “-” signs..
    look forward to it!

  • Martin Casper
    December 12, 2012 - 7:00 pm · Reply

    Hi Katie…
    Could you design images of:
    – Adults exercising/fitness training (various)
    – Kids exercising/fitness training (various)
    – Adults drinking green smoothies
    – Kids drinking green smoothies
    – Green Smoothies
    – Health

  • Ana
    December 12, 2012 - 7:27 pm · Reply

    I would like wine related drawings like bottles, wine glasses, a wine bar, anything related to the wine industry which is related to my business.

    • katie
      December 12, 2012 - 9:01 pm · Reply

      I’m not sure that’ll go well with the education sector, which is what my theme will be under! But I’ll ask the esteemed Powtoon scientists!

  • Helena Wiklund
    December 13, 2012 - 1:44 am · Reply

    This must be the worlds greatest christmas wish-list!
    I’d like multi-cultural characters, please. And diffrerent devices, smart phones, tablets, please. Thank you!

  • Eric
    December 13, 2012 - 11:26 am · Reply

    Business related “objects”:
    Computers, desks, phones, smartphones, monitors, “databases” (there is a symbol/picture for them!), the cloud (where data lives on the internet), money symbols/images, cash register, envelopes, paper(s), book(s), gears, buildings, trucks, etc.
    Basic illustrative objects:
    Checkmarks, circles, squares (hand-drawn and computer-perfect), numbers, stars, cursor symbols, the “no symbol” (Circle with a slash through it).

  • purityrose
    December 13, 2012 - 12:11 pm · Reply

    This is awesome!
    I use powtoons … and love it!
    Here’s my wishlist:
    1. A long line of people
    2. a stadium
    3. scattered papers
    4. tickets
    5. a race track
    6. Athletes
    7. Fruits

  • Daniel Rotman
    December 13, 2012 - 2:01 pm · Reply

    I think it would be great to have some animations or images of characters throwing away different kinds of trash to make videos about recycling.

  • Hana
    December 14, 2012 - 1:14 am · Reply

    Your so creative I’d like to help and suggest adding famous characters too like spider man , or girly fairy tale princess
    Thank you

  • Sandra
    December 14, 2012 - 2:28 pm · Reply

    Hi Katie! Great idea!
    This is my wish list: Clip art, different landscapes.
    Than you and many thanx to Powtoon Team!
    Cheers from Argentina,

  • Mark McKenna Little
    December 25, 2012 - 7:07 pm · Reply

    I would love even more business illustrations.
    * people in meetings
    * people in an audience listening to a presentation
    * a presenter standing at a lecturn
    * a presenter standing at a lecturn w/ a blank screen next to him/her
    * 2-3 people around a table looking at paperwork (collaborating)
    * several people talking on the phone (phone meeting)
    * messy desk
    * clean desk
    * messy office
    * clean office
    * desk with stacks of papers/files (neat)
    * executive desk chair

  • Sir Ryan O'Neil Knight
    January 22, 2013 - 4:07 pm · Reply

    I run a car detailing business so pictures that pertain to cars would be great if there are not some already. I admit I havent looked extensively.
    a dirty car
    a clean car with a sparkle
    a knight
    a knight on a horse
    a man polishing a car
    a woman holding a baby
    a busy business professional
    a hose and bucket with a red circle and line through it (like the no smoking symbol because we dont use any water)

  • Daniel
    February 22, 2013 - 10:50 am · Reply

    Geography Related Items
    The World,
    Globes from different angles.
    North America Centered
    South America Centered
    Europe Centered
    India Centered
    China/Russia Centered
    Australia Centered
    Africa Centered
    North, South Pole Centered
    Every Continent
    Major Countries
    50 US States and Canadian provinces
    Characters (Men, Women, Children) from Different Countries/Regions depicting their unique style/character for the area. For example, Irish men in kilts, Hawaiian women in grass skirts, tribesman with spears, etc.

  • Cameron Haney
    February 26, 2013 - 11:27 pm · Reply

    Actually after more consideration, why not the whole exaggerated school teacher cast. Mad scientist, older teacher with a hair bun and ruler in hand, big hulking gym coach, librarian, principle, the whole nine! It would be great!…… and you could do so much with those type of characters!

  • barbara
    August 10, 2013 - 6:11 pm · Reply

    I echo the comments above re. medical and scientific people/things. Definitely a man AND woman in white lab coat, preferably not with stethoscope or test tube but those separately so the man/woman can be either 😉 Bench or lab bench would be good. Want to encourage our youth in math/science, right?!

  • Ted Bilmer
    October 8, 2013 - 1:39 pm · Reply

    I found that none mentioned about animals in the zoo. Since kids, babies etc love animals, my wish-list would be:
    1) All the animals found in the zoo.
    e.g. Lion, dolphin, alligator, kangaroo etc.
    2) Characters in the zoo.
    e.g. Men washing elephant, old woman in a wheel chair.
    With that I could create powtoon something like “Peter visits the zoo”.

  • Josh
    November 9, 2013 - 8:27 pm · Reply

    Don’t know whether you are still submitting your artwork for PowToon. It’s clear to see you have submitted some.
    But a bit out of your traditional field of children’s books would be drawings for High School students, some doing high school kid stuff. High school kids are interested in their immediate situation, so high school students with musical instruments, high school students doing PE / Gym class actions, students participating in Science experiments, high school students in school uniforms, high school students not in school uniforms, high school students classroom settings, sports field settings, etc…..
    The whole exaggerated school teacher cast. Music teacher with a range of instruments, Mad scientist, older appearance of not quite with it teacher and ruler in hand, big hulking gym / PE coach, librarian with glasses, principle in power dressed suit and plenty more. It would be great!…… and you could do so much with those type of characters!

    • Katie
      November 9, 2013 - 8:34 pm · Reply

      Josh, I’ve submitted a ton to them! But you’re right that I have yet to submit HS stuff. It’s definitely on my list, though. Right now I’m in a bit of a crunch, though and can’t focus on that. 8-(

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