I own a granite & marble business in Chicago. I designed a very successful website for my company that has delivered very good results: http://www.MidAmericaGranite.com.
I was approached by other granite companies around the country to design websites for thier businesses. As a result, I hired a developer to build a custom CMS to handle all of the backend management. What I am lacking however are fresh designs for my clients. I currently have 11 clients needing designs. My existing designer is backed up right now and I thought this is a good opportunity to make contacts with new designers.
Let me be clear. I need 11 designs. The award amount is per design. I realize the award amount isn't huge, but I am a low-cost supplier and I plan on selling 100 sites within the next 12 months. So there will be some compensation via volume for the right designer.
The target audience for all my clients' sites are primarily homeowners (mainly women) who are looking to remodel and upgrade their homes. Clean navigation and easy to understand designs are paramount.
Several of our most recent designs have been very clean and modern. Almost too apple-esque. I want to push the envelope a little - tastefully of course.
To select the winners, I will be looking for beautiful homepage designs. After the winners are selected, designer will also provide a sample interior page layout as well as header images for the interior pages.
Homepage Design. Design delivered in .psd format. All of our homepages have a couple of elements:
1. A feature rotator. My clients can update new features through our cms. These feature rotators can have different sizes and looks. 3 examples of previous sites:
2. Request Estimate form and somewhere to display testimonials. These elements can also be displayed in different formats.
3. Graphic Feature Buttons: 3 buttons for 'Gallery' 'Granite Slabs' and 'Edges' should also be on the homepage as these represent the most sought after links.