By William Thomas Posted on Dec 11, 2016January 17, 2018 Badges for idiotsguides.com Square I created many custom badge illustrations for idiotsguides.com. Some badges were earned very early, and some were never earned. The badges encouraged users to explore features as they were introduced. I illustrated badges for about any pet you could imagine! We wanted to cover all our bases! From left to right: The user receives the basic badge for writing their first quick guide. It becomes bronze, silver, gold, then finally platinum as they write more and more quick guides. These are badges a user can earn for writing guides in gardening, home improvements, home repairs, plumbing, home security, and homesteading guru badges, all under the general Home and Garden category. All of the categories in which a user could earn a badge for writing quick guides. A set of guru badges for art, business, health, and other categories in which a user could earn “guru” status. A set of guru badges for home, garden, finance, parenting, pets, and other categories. A set of religion, sports, technology, travel, and other badges a user could earn as a topic guru.