Over the years, we’ve made numerous iterations in logo, raptor mascots, and just general artwork that we use across the site. With the start of a brand new decade, we felt that redesigning our “TechRaptor” mascot we’ve used over the years made sense. Here’s a look back at our logos and mascots, starting with the one we launched the site with in 2013.
2013: The Year TechRaptor Launched
Clearly, when I launched this site I had no idea what I wanted from a logo or mascot, right?
2014: Reskinned and Re-Logo’ed
With this design, we got closer to our “brand” and I still love this little raptor with all my heart. You’ll continue to see it used for a long time :)
2016: Simplified Header Logo
With the site relaunch in 2016, we also simplified the header of the site, using just “TechRaptor” along the menu bar.
2016: EggRaptor (our current mascot)
Designed as part of our Kickstarter, although we would have probably done it anyway, EggRaptor has been the face of TechRaptor for over 3 years. Once again, it won’t be our primary mascot, but you’ll continue to see it all over the place!
This one, we did for fun. This design harkens back to the old days, when the press carried a pen & paper, and wore a great little reminder of who they were on their cap.
2020 - New Mascot (Name TBD, read below!)
We felt that going back to our “tech” roots, and having a mecha-raptor or literal tech raptor designed made sense, and the design could not have turned out cooler!
If you want to check out the artist, Lluis Garcia, visit his Twitter here! He’s got some amazing dinosaur-themed art that caught our eye immediately! We’d like to work with him again, so if you have any ideas, sound off in the comments below!
Naming Our New Mascot
Our designs have always had very simple names, as you can see above. This time, we felt that this new mascot deserved a proper name, and we want help picking it!
Simply comment on this article, drop a line in our Discord, or reply on Twitter/Facebook with your ideas, and we’ll work with the community to pick the best one!
2020 is going to be a great year!