Any ideas or requests I had, Endre (ruezzz) was able to make them come to life. I worked with several other designers but no one compared to his level of expertise. He's professional, patient, understanding and hardworking, I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to have a website designed (or any other online project).
Job done quickly and followed direction very effectively.
How andrewott1 started their logo & hosted website journey
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Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
More than 6 million young adults in the US are out of high school, but they're not in college and they don't have a stable career. Meanwhile, companies are desperate to fill job openings in computing and software development. CodeSquad trains low-income students (age 18-24 primarily, but no upper age limit) to become successful software developers, then places them in internships with local companies. Students must have a high school diploma or GED, but no prior coding background is required. The target audience for our website includes prospective applicants to our program, but also corporations that may hire our interns, government and foundation funders, and potential partners at schools and non-profit organizations. So our logo and website need to feel young, tech-friendly, but also serious enough to mean business.
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
What colors do you want to see in your design?
Other color requirements
I'd like to explore the following colors:
Reds: Energy, action, passion and love.
Greens: Growth, harmony and success.
Let designers make suggestions:
To give us an idea of the overall feeling of your brand, let us know which styles you lean towards
There is another organization based nearby that does similar work (see http://www.resilientcoders.org). I would like the CodeSquad logo and website to be visually distinct from their design since people confuse us enough already!
What do you have in mind for the style and theme of the logo and hosted website?
I would like a young, clean design that feels like a startup company but also makes clear that we are a non-profit and will make good use of donated funding. No problem, right? I like a subdued overall color theme, but don't mind a splash of bright colors for emphasis (e.g. in the logo). I like reds most, but I'm flexible. I would like to incorporate photos from our recruiting events into the design, although so far we only have a couple pictures that we can use that are also good quality. I will share two photos as part of this brief. However, I would like the website to have a way to feature photos from future events.
I would like to send different segments of our audience to different parts of the site. For example, the navbar of our current website (http://www.codesquad.org) has a section called "For Businesses" which is targeted at hiring managers, and promotes the idea of creating a CodeSquad internship program at their company. Meanwhile, the section called "For Students" is aimed at prospective applicants to our program, and describes the financial and career benefits of learning to code and applying to our bootcamp. The section called "The Opportunity" is aimed at funders and potential partners, and talks about our theory of change -- that we train low-income students in coding as a way to break the cycle of poverty and launch them on a middle-class career. I like all these sections, but we need a more professional design than our current site.