TEAMHAIR (or TEAMHAIR.com)
OK, heres the deal. We are a group of guys who need a webpage designed. We have pretty much no graphic identity as yet so you are free to use your imagination.
We are a bunch of guys who met up on various travels and have stayed in touch over the years and now looking to establish a stand-out web presence to enable us to: keep members abreast of events etc, maintain photo gallery (and perhaps other media like video/audio files), news etc.
What's the go with the name? well TEAMHAIR(.com) came about as a few of us are quite hairy guys, however understandably we don't particular want this aspect in our branding :-)
We are obviously not for profit, I've turned to 99designs to take the design burden off myself (as I'm graphically challenged) and yes, we have chosen the cheapest prize (and this is my first design brief on 99designs) but seeing as the site is non-commercial, we have no problem with giving the designer permanent credit for the design on the finished, live page. Well at least until the next face-lift (which will be a long time hopefully.)
We are normal 20-something guys, we like a beer, we like chasing women and we like a good time. However, (as you will find on our facebook page) we tend to give the group a bit of a gung-ho, "military" image as in "dont mess with us...." etc.... I'm sure you get the idea. If not, I'm able to elaborate some more.
Looking forward to being amazed with your designs :-)
Our target audience is by far ourselves, however the site is also intended to project our cause to people we know and refer to the site to find out about our experiences/antics/misdemeanours.
You are free to use your imagination on this one, as I have said, we really have little in the way of existing imagery. I personally would lean towards a darker (even black?) background, however this isn't a mandatory requirement.
Our main driver in deciding to actually pay for a design for this project is that we would like the site to look as professionally done as possible (although any improvement on my abyssmal design abilities will be considered).
We need the winning design to be supplied in a format suitable for adapting into a theme for our CMS (undecided as yet, but leaning towards Drupal - why isn't that an option along with Wordpress?). So, a flat .JPG will NOT suffice.
We would like the design to incorporate a sliding/fading banner/call out section to highlight important event adverts and special announcements etc
A recent news, upcoming events box also required.
"Follow us on Facebook" and other social media links req'd.
About Us, Meet the Team, etc links also a plus.
We would also like graphical links to things such as "Join the TEAMHAIR army" etc, plain text is boring.
Any more details required? Please let me know.
Yes, this is my first project on this site (can you tell?) however I picked this as the first as I can't make the first one blind (apparently you designers prefer that?) I have several website projects coming up after this one for a couple of companies I run that are also in dire need of re-branding.... so impress me now and you might see even more in the near future (with larger budgets too as they are commercial sites).