I've had to redesign the chinese character in my short film because I found her design to be kinda...well, boring. My lecturer suggested I make her more punk/alternative style so I tried a few designs like that. It had to be done since I would animate her the next day. Talk about last minute changes
So my keywords (since they tend to help) were "nerdy punk skater". The nerdy part is probably more of a personally trait than a visual thing.
The two favourites were the ones in the center; the knee length shorts with the white t-shirt, and the long baggy pants with the Guitar Hero-inspired top (thank you, Guitar Hero
) The baggy pants design wins in the end as it works for both films that I'll be doing and I like drawing it