In a world where it feels like everyone and their dog are starting their own businesses and social media is ruled with baffling codes and algorithms, it can feel overwhelming and complicated to get your business seen.
I felt like that for the first 2 years of my business. That is until I created a rather unconventional way to get my business seen….. my own custom characters.
Custom characters affectionately known on social media as “Mini Mes” are stylised, digitally drawn illustrations based on you. Created using your photos and specifications, so you are in control.
The original Mini Me characters are drawn in a chibi “cute” style with iconic large head and wide eyes on a smaller body.
The newest style, requested by many customers is a more realistic style, still with a cartoon flare. Using clear photos of you, I can create an uncanny likeness of you, right down to your hair and body shape.
Are you considering using a Custom Character for your business?
If you are, here are a few things to remember when trying to decide what you’d like:
It’s important while you write your custom character description to remember that I don’t know you in person. Other than your profile picture and a maybe few short messages, I don’t know anything about you so please describe yourself as if I had never seen you before.
What will you be using your Character for?
It’s useful for me to know what you will use your character for so that we can work together to make sure it fits your vision. E.g- You don’t want a character for work to be pulling silly faces for example (unless thats what you do for a living)
Think about your appearance….
I work predominantly from photographs, so it is essential (especially for Realistic Characters) that I have access to a really good photo of you. Don’t worry if you don’t have any professional headshots you can just snap an unfiltered, head and shoulders picture with your desired hairstyle.
Natural light is important so take the photo outside or near a window is best.
Think about the pose you want your character to be in: standing or sitting? hands on hips? yoga pose?
What items do you use for work? Do you want them included?
Do you typically wear jewellery or accessories?
Do you use a specific tool at work?
Favourite piece of clothing you want to wear? It’s as easy as sending me pictures and letting me know how they’re worn.
There is no hard and fast rule for describing what you’d like, but I hope this gives you a good idea of where to start. Don’t worry, if there is anything you’re not sure on, you can just message/email me and we can talk it through.
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Amy has been amazing to work with. I originally contacted her over Facebook and she responded immediately even though it was a weekend. Her communication is so clear and concise and she manages to get what's in my head into a digital design with minimal direction. Her work is top quality and Amy is so reliable. I've started recommending her to my website clients when they want personalised design as I know they too will have a brilliant experience working with Amy.
15th March 2019
Thanks Amy for my Mini Me. I absolutely love it. A fun and quirky addition to my website 🙂 You are so talented and provided friendly service! I will use you again and recommend!
31st May 2017
absolutely thrilled with my mini me and the service from start to finish was excellent, attention to detail, prompt response to messages.
27th August 2018
Amazing service, cannot recommend it enough. I'll be ordering again
22nd June 2016
Terrible experience. Took money without hesitation and was offered times to pick up as local which I have the conversation stating it could be day time/ night time which the reply was a yes no problem Al make sure someone is in for you. Then a message to ask if ok to come at 7:59 (night time) and told no then a post aimed at me about disrespect etc and denied me a chance to reply by blocking me??? Some way to conduct a business 10/10 for making sure you got the sympathy vote as that is clearly more important than customer service. And quite frankly a very juvenile and sneaky way to run a business. There's some people that just can but you are just a caaant!!!!
13th May 2017
Always top quality printing with exceptional attention to detail, you will get exactly what you want at a great price
30th November 2018
Highly recommended, really happy with my cartoon and Memories Enclosed got it exactly perfect to my requirements ,fast turnaround and a great price will be back !!!
29th October 2017
Amazing work Amy totally love my new mini me. Represents me perfectly recommended you xxx
24th January 2017
Amy created the most amazing Mini Me’s for me. Personalised and perfect for me. Thank you so much.
31st January 2019
Love my mini me!! Thank you so much Amy! Perfect for what i need her for.
19th February 2017
Excellent customer service. It looks like me brilliant ?
28th September 2019
Love my mini me, thank you so much, its perfect. HIGHLY RECOMMEND � defo worth �����
12th October 2017
Thank You so much for my order. I can't recommend this lady enough. Not only did she get exactly what I was looking for but it was delivered sooner than expected. Will definitely use her again. So helpful and accommodating. Thanks Amy!
31st May 2017
Absolutely love my mini me she has captured my likeness and the image reflects everything I asked for. It will be a real asset to my business. Amy delivered exactly when she said she would, great communications. Would recommend without hesitation.
31st May 2017
Received my mini me today, absolutely love it �, highly recommend to all, great service, quick turnaround just fabulous �����
8th July 2018
Amy is a joy to work with: dedicated, responsive to feedback, and always puts her customer first. Her work is always top quality, delivered on time, and excellent value for money. I don't know how many times I had to go back to her with revisions, new reference pictures, etc, but she dealt with everything so brilliantly. A wonderful business woman with a wonderful business: looking forward to working with Amy again in the future X
10th December 2015
Thank you Amy so much for my fabulous design, I am really pleased and everyone I have shown it to loves it and says you have captured me brilliantly! My next challenge will be one of me and my dog! Thanks again ⭐️
17th January 2017
Absolutely perfect keyring memory will order more once I get organised, communication also perfect too, thank you again x
2nd November 2016
Love my mini me for my new business, it's quirky and very me - the service I received was excellent, would highly recommend
31st May 2017
Amy is amazing, after just a few messages she created just what I wanted. I would highly recommend her <3
25th August 2019
I received a lovely bag designed and printed by Amy, it's great quality and there's no fading! I asked for a change and she did it without any fuss, highly recommend 🙂 x
24th October 2015
Amy was absolutely fantastic! I sent her a few pictures and quite a few instructions on my vision for my mini me! She nailed it. I love my mini me and have already started using her on my POS and social media- everyone has had a smile when seeing her pop up. I can't wait to see what's next with these bonus add on packs ? Thank you so much for your patience of my excitement and your work! Very talented and highly recommended. X
9th June 2017
great quick service. I love my new creation.
20th September 2019
Thank you so much Amy for creative a Mini Me for my First Aid training company! I'm so pleased with the communication and turn around time. I'll be using her mostly for my Top Tips! posts. highly recommend.
11th April 2019
Absolutely love ❤️ thank you so much xxx
7th April 2017
Amy was such a pleasure to deal with. Listens to your ideas nothing was too much trouble. I was very hesitant after talking to another company before I found Amy! She instantly made me feel at ease after having a negative experience previously? My logo was perfect as soon as she sent it over I was gobsmacked of just how good it was, it was that good I instantly ordered another for my other business along with note books, cups and a key ring! You have to look the part right ? I didn’t really have the money but in all honesty I didn’t care?????? Fantastic from start to finish, 10/10! Keep doing what your doing lovely and I wish you every success! Emma’s Emporium!
3rd June 2019
I have ordered a few of Amy's personalised calendar keyrings and they are brilliant! They make a really unique and personal gift and are so beautifully presented! I love them! They are such a great price too! I will definitely be buying more gifts from Memories Enclosed! x
22nd August 2017
I have just received my mini me christmas cards and I love them! So totally different and unique � have had a couple of things from Amy over the years and she never fails to impress with her talent xxxx
5th September 2017
Amy you are brilliant. Took on board everything I wanted and produced a fantastic mini me that my kids knew immediately was me. Thankyou xx
2nd June 2017
My Minime is fabulous. Amy works very hard on every detail asked of her. Well done Amy, you have a wonderful business. Thank you for helping us to promote our businesses in a querky way.
31st May 2017