(See images) The attached example images show a grid of nine people. We want this design to be the same--to have a nine grid. We want a design somewhere between the two examples. We want the grid to be present, but soft. The people should be looking at others in the grid. The people must be diverse in regards to ethnicity and age. Specifically, we'd like one box to have a mother holding a baby, looking at one another. The other boxes of people are open to your discretion as long as they are diverse. We do not want photos of actual people -- we would like life-like images to be drawn.
The feeling that we want to image to have is: uplifting, playful, colorful, energetic, connected.
Our podcast title is "Healthy Mind" -- which we would like imposed on the image somehow, however the designer thinks would look best (over, under, etc). The size needs to be a square for podcast app formatting (e.g., iTunes podcast app).
We need output to meet iTunes podcast artwork requirements. Designer to verify.