Shinobi Design Challenge - Mission 1

You will be designing illustrations for a blog article. Sounds pretty easy, right? Actually, it is more complicated than it seems. After all, this is a Shinobi challenge.

Shinobi Design Challenge - Mission 1

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For this first mission, you will be tested on your ability to implement uniformization in your graphics. If you have read the article on the importance of standardization in graphic design, you already know what this is about and should not have any difficulty succeeding in this first mission. However, if you haven’t, we vividly recommend you take 5 minutes to read the article before moving forward.

The brief

You will be designing illustrations for a blog article. Sounds pretty easy, right? Actually, it is more complicated than it seems. After all, this is a Shinobi challenge.

Burnout is a work topic that is not discussed as much as it would need to be. Many people don’t know about it when they start their first job. Many more don’t know how to go about it when they face the situation. Luckily the Burnout article on our blog is here to raise awareness on this critical career topic. Sadly, there is no illustration, making it less enjoyable for the reader.

Your mission as an aspiring Shinobi will be to illustrate the Burnout article to make it easier for the reader to visualize and understand it. And to succeed, you will need to apply the standardization method that has been discussed previously. You will be designing three images for the article. The first image will illustrate the article as a whole. In technical jargon, this image is referred to as the featured image. Then you will design two additional images to describe two different sections in the same article. Those two images will be referred to as section images.

In addition, you should make sure that all images are uniformized so that they look as if there are “sisters”. In technical terms, all images should virtually follow the same style guidelines. There are a couple of constraints that will also apply:

  • You are required to use the Shinobi library of objects. Your design cannot use any other elements apart from those in the library.
  • You can scale the size of the elements as you deem fit.
  • You are free to use any combination of colors.
  • There should be no texts on the images.
  • The images should be 1200 px in width and 600 px in height.

The brief, in short

Use the Shinobi library of objects to design 3 images (1200x600px) to illustrate the Burnout article:

  • One (1) featured image
  • Two (2) section images


Submissions will be on Twitter. Twitter is a handy platform for web technology, so creating an account is not a waste of time. If you are new to it, you should know that there are many design experts and companies on Twitter that you can follow to stay up to date with the latest design trends.  (Motivation for Twitter has already been discussed in a preceding article).

The deadline for submission is September 12th, 2021, at 11:59 pm.

Here are the steps to follow to submit your work:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account or create one if you don’t have any.
  2. Follow @trellixio on Twitter.
  3. When you are ready to submit your work, create a new tweet and:
    a. Upload the 3 images that you have designed.
    b. Specify the title of the sections that you have illustrated
    c. Mention @trellixio in your tweet and add the hashtag #ShinobiDesignChallenge.

⚠️ Do not create a new tweet for each graphic. Put all graphics and descriptions in the same tweet.


If you have any questions, tweet us @trellixio in English or French.

Good luck!