Landing Page Design for Startup Island

Startup Island picked a winning design in their web page design contest. For just $595 they received 18 designs from 5 designers.

Here’s a peek at the client’s brief

Contest title


Landing Page Design for Startup Island


The fusion of a documentary, a story, and a reality tv show, Startup Island is about a new movement of authentic entrepreneurs f

Background information

Organization or website name

Startup Island

Description of the website and its target audience

The fusion of a documentary, a story, and a reality tv show, Startup Island is about a new movement of authentic entrepreneurs fund, build, and grow their own companies at an island in Thailand for innovation, free knowledge, and entrepreneurship. Watch them go, see everything, from 0 to Island.

We don't believe in titles, patents, and secret NDAs. We are building the island from nothing (not even using the funds from past company sales) to show that you can do anything with a smartphone and an idea. We leave in 9 months.

We want any developing nation, any child with just internet access to know that apps, services, companies, ideas, websites, software, 3D printing, can be done. Start now, and the money will come. We do not believe that money should own your dreams. If your a designer just saving money to actually do what you want, if your a designer going to school to actually do what you want, or an architect hoping to start here. Don't start, don't let that hold you back, do your dream now. It's like what Steve Jobs said, is what your doing right now worth your life? Could you die now and say, "yes, I was doing the task worth giving back to the world."

I hope that you realize that your design will be used as our banner page, our landing page. That your skill will be used as a representation of the passion, openness, and innovation for a movement to change business to the better. From hover boards to Andreesen Horowitz we have some exciting stories coming and this is key for us to allow the idea, the design for the idea, to be free and community built.

We don't believe in titles, or fake images, I am not some CEO RAH TAH TAH I am a graduating Sr., 22-years-old kid who likes to build cool stuff. I believe that this is the most impactful thing I could do for the next year and that is why I became an Islander. It's cool to think that whoever you are you were supposed to read this post. In an hour from now you will have a challenge or a victory, and I hope that you think a little different because of the perspective here.



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Page descriptions

- The website is a "dream" layout of Startup Island. Think gotham city built on an island, with cool buildings (not dark like the movie) rising from the jungle. We put together a wireframe of the design, but it does not include the passion behind the work. It is literally a giant picture of the island all drawn out, with basic links to Twitter, Facebook and some links we will provide to Kickstarter and otherwise.

- We would like it to be done in HTML5, however, if it is a PSD layout please include all of the design components we describe in the animation so that when our devs transcode it, it retains the original design theme.

- There is no need for functionality to be involved.

- It is comprised of 9 links total.

6 links are on the top, in order, Twitter, Facebook, Kickstarter, LIVE Story, Introduction, Watch Episode.
3 links are on the bottom, About, Content, Press each link to a basic html link.

- For now just link everything to We are not worried about it.

- Occasionally a tiny boat floats in to the picture.
- Occasionally a flock of birds fly in.
- Occasionally a man takes off with a jet pack from the island.

A basic wireframe for the design. There are obviously no building or tech coming out of the top of the island. The green squares is not a design just describing where HTML Links are. This phrase should be part of the base of the island. "liberum scientia"

- The window should auto-resize, however the graphic with the island remains the same. Please draw with the understanding that the content should look good in a window for 1024x768.

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