The client had just installed several USB charging points around the main Perth station for people to charge their devices. The charging points are not very obvious, so Transperth wanted to find a way to help them stand out a little more.
The idea was to create an illustrated decal to go around the USB charging points, so that they really stood out to the public. The concept of the Transperth robot was created, and I was asked to bring him to life.
The idea was to make the charging point look like part of the robot’s body – so you’re effectively plugging in your phone and drawing power from the robot. The brief asked two things, that the robot had a big smiley face, and also that it was modular, so that all the separate limbs could be moved around to fit on different surface areas.