I have been using Wizards' character creator, but I can't come up with anything unique. I would very much like to use a hybrid, but I've had trouble making one that would work at early levels (we are starting at 1). I know there are many ways to have unconventional characters (such as a ranged healer) and I'm open to those ideas as well.
I don't want to be, just another striker, or just another tank.
I do enjoy all classes, but enjoy tanks and healers that lean towards strikers the best.
How can I make a hybrid character which is unique but not useless at low levels?
Edit: Sorry, I'm new to the site, I very much appreciate your kindness and understanding. I re-worded the question as I think it will whittle the answers down.