#MyCityVibe

Create a sticker pack for Viber inspired by your favorite city

Artists Selected On
December 15, 2015
Messaging app Viber invites artists and creative minds from around the world to create original stickers inspired by international cities for their Sticky Fingers: My City, My Vibe global design initiative.

Stickers are used in Viber conversations to express an emotion, a reaction or a statement instead of just plain, boring text messages. Viber stickers are often accompanied by a phrase such as 'Hi, Bye, BRB,' etc. Viber has thousands of fun stickers from cute, to romantic, to quirky. There’s a sticker for everything on Viber!

Whether you’re an artist, illustrator, graphic designer, architect, photographer, comic book artist or caricaturist, Viber encourages artists to bring the vibe of the city to life showing what makes it unique and special to you. Your My City, My Vibe designs can be anything, as long as they express the unique personality of your city in sticker form and can be used in a Viber messaging conversation.

Perhaps it’s the delicious food, a cool music vibe, or maybe it’s just buzzing with inspirational people and rich in history. Imagine the whole world sharing good vibes with a sticker pack inspired by your most-loved city and designed by you! London, New York, Moscow, Tokyo, Manila? What’s your inspirational city?
your sticker pack design
  • Your sticker designs can be sketches, graphic design or photo-based images (as long as you have the usage rights). They can include a character, an image or simply words, but remember that the most-used stickers are expressive, emotional and fun! Your sticker designs must be communicative and usable within an instant messaging chat (for example: I love it here!, On my way, Where are you?, Still waiting, See you there, Let's party etc.)
  • Please provide three sample stickers, all fully colored. Please submit your design in a JPG/PNG format and include a brief description.
  • Please do not use the Viber logo and do not use any existing Viber sticker characters. The design needs to be completely original. Please also avoid adding too many details in your design as it will ultimately need to work on a small mobile screen format.
  • Check out the My City, My Vibe mood board for more inspiration!
the career opportunity
Twenty Selected Finalists, as chosen by Viber and their panel of judges, will receive:
  • $1,000
Out of the twenty finalists, five Selected Artists will be selected to receive:
  • The opportunity to work with the Viber design studio to develop their design into sticker packs
  • A revenue share for every sticker pack sold of their design
  • Exposure across Viber's global social media channels
about viber
Viber is a messaging app that allows you to make HD phone and video calls, send texts, photos, videos and group messages to other Viber users anywhere in the world for free! Viber is known for its fun and crazy stickers. Millions of people worldwide use these stickers every day to share good vibes with their friends and families.

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inspiration
If you need some inspiration, check out this video playlist from Stanislav aka 'Drawkman', the Selected Artist from Viber’s first Sticky Fingers creative brief. Drawkman worked with the Viber creative team to bring his quirky squirrel character, ‘Chew,’ to life. His sticker pack is now available for download worldwide from the Viber Sticker Market.
meet the judges
EREZ SHOCHER
Erez is Viber’s Creative Director and is in charge of all the creative aspects of Viber. He also works with the in-house illustrators who create Viber stickers, along with dozens of freelance sticker artists around the world.

“We received so many fantastic submission for the first Sticky Fingers brief that it was really difficult to select just one artist. Because the quality was so high, we’re looking for up to five artists to have their designs turned into Viber sticker packs this time around. I’m really excited to see how the creative community responds to My City, My Vibe – and to see which cities come out on top!”
ALEC MONOPOLY
Alec Monopoly is a Los Angeles based Graffiti Artist known for his satirical depictions of iconic cartoon characters including the Monopoly Man and Richie Rich. Alec has held art shows around the world, most recently unveiling his debut solo Museum Exhibition at MOCA Bangkok.

“It’s cool that a messaging app is giving artists like myself a huge platform to show their work and creativity in a new and unique way. I can’t wait to see the different sticker creations from around the world and discover how creative talents bring the My City, My Vibe design brief to life.”
yesjulz
YesJulz has quickly become one of the most popular personalities online, using Viber as her platform to go from Miami’s social scene to the mainstream. Known as the “Director of Vibes,” Julz and her enthusiasm are contagious. Julz is our modern day “Truman Show” and is well on her way to accomplishing her ultimate goal, bridging the gap between cool and conscious.

“I had so much fun designing my own YesJulz sticker pack a few months ago. There are times when my friends and I only chat with stickers. I’m excited to be included in this global design initiative and can’t wait to be inspired by all of the submissions from artists and creators from around the globe.”
STANISLAV aka 'Drawkman'
Stanislav was the Selected Artist for Viber’s first Sticky Fingers creative brief. His squirrel-inspired sticker pack was chosen amongst thousands of submissions from over 100 countries and can be downloaded worldwide from the Viber Sticker Market.

"To be chosen as the selected artist for Viber's first Sticky Fingers brief was a dream come true. I just couldn’t believe it at first and it was an incredible challenge to turn my sketches into a full sticker pack and seeing it being used in Viber messaging chats all around the world is just amazing. Yeah! Now I'm looking forward to seeing the My City, My Vibe submissions, helping to select the next wave of talented artists to join the Viber sticker family!"
ALON BORODA
Alon is the Creative Manager of Viber's Sticker Department, overseeing the creation of all sticker packs (and emoticons). He is also an illustrator/animator and the proud father of Legcat, Violet, DJ and The Viber dog. Directing and guiding freelance illustrators and in-house artists, his job is to make sure Viber has the best stickers in the world!

"After the success of the first Sticky Fingers campaign, we’re back with an even bigger challenge – capture the vibe of your favorite city in the form of a sticker. What does your city mean to you? Blow us away with your imagination - I can't wait to view your designs."
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age at the time of submission. Void where prohibited by law.
  • All entries must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials).
  • Artists should retain their original artwork files (in 300dpi) but designs must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max size 10MB.
  • Sketches may be submitted, but the design must be shown in full color.
  • Do not build an image around the Viber logo and do not use any existing characters. Please read more about this in the "Your Sticker Design" section above.
  • Artists need to only submit one fully rendered design but can also show a number of sticker sketches showing a variety of emotions or situations.
  • Submissions must include a written description along with a name for their sticker pack.
  • The copyright in and to the five selected submissions shall be owned by Viber with the Selected Artists receiving a revenue share for their sticker design.
  • Artists that are not selected will not give up any rights to their work, however Viber has the right to promote their work on their channels in connection with this Creative Invite. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • Selected Artists must respond to Talenthouse within 2 days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions, as well as submissions that do not fit the brief or guidelines, will be removed.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
how viber will choose
Viber and their panel of guest judges will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
key dates
Submit By: November 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Selection Period Starts: November 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Finalists Selected: December 9, 2015
Artists Selected: December 15, 2015

All times are in Pacific Standard Time.