*** Our Goal is to Re-Skin the current Home Page ****
Please read the entire design brief so you understand that the actual design must "fit" the current structure our site currently has. We will provide detailed direction, feedback, etc. so this should be a QUICK PROJECT!
• We have launched a beta version of our site, and although the functionality is where we want it for this initial test - the design is not.
• We are looking for a re-design and re-skin of the site - we will not be changing any functionality and understand that this is ONLY a change of the front end appearance.
• Ideally we want to work with one provider, whom we can work closely with to design. We have the need for much more work once this project is complete, and we want to find our designer we will use for months to come!
• The site is built on Cake PHP with a custom CMS.
• We retained a team to design and build the site to our specifications as an initial beta launch of the concept - they were able to achieve the functionality we were looking for but were not able to achieve the design.
• With this in mind we retained a team to develop an overall brand and now would like to apply this to the beta site.
• Due to the time it took in development we are past our initial beta launch deadline and are anxious to have a working and branded beta site to begin testing.
• Beta Launch – we will be actively marketing the beta site to our pre-registered homeowners and designers, we anticipate that within 30-45 days we will have sufficient data to make adjustments and add necessary features to launch what we are referring to as 1.0.
• We will closely monitor the response to 1.0 and create a full list of requirements for what we feel will be a much more responsive and interactive site – as well as understand how we can effectively communicate our brand and expand our reach.
• With this information we will build and launch 2.0 – within 12 -18 months (or sooner should we feel confident in our model and data).
• We understand the process that we need to go through and are currently looking to create a modern and branded “beta” site – without breaking the bank and losing our window of opportunity before the holiday season.
Resources for your review –
• Current beta site - http://beta.spacesculpt.com/
• Our current landing page and branding – http://www.spacesculpt.com
• Our Indiegogo Campaign – http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/space-sculpt
• Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/spacesculpt
• We are very happy with our branding and want to use the style/colors/backgrounds and logo on the landing page. The beta site needs that new logo / style.
• We have the logo files, colors, background and design elements to support this.
We would ideally like to have an articulate, smart, creative and responsive “go to” person as we continue to grow.
We, however, right now are focused on the beta launch and working with a professional who “gets it.” The rest will come.
We are looking to get started immediately and will be making decision ASAP!