How vcole1290 started their wordpress theme design journey
Who are you known as?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
People can buy international and exotic snacks/goodies from us that they cannot find anywhere else. We are targeting those who love travel. For example, they will have the option to buy a JapanBox or ColombiaBox with preset candies/chips/snacks.
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Food & Drink
What do you have in mind for the style and theme of the WordPress theme?
I have two different ideas on themes but I would like a simple-ish, fun, inspirational travel theme. For example, on the product packaging, I want it to be covered with either an old, rustic world map and a plane flying over the map or it can be a more colorful map type theme. I would like to feature a photo with a real person on the homepage (I don't have any photos to use for the site, but I should in a few weeks).
I like colorful things, but I also like simple layouts/colors/themes. I want the colors/themes that draw emotion out of people, if that makes sense. I want them to feel like they can experience a new culture with their friends and family. I don't want it to be so colorful that it only attracts a certain gender/sex (e.g pinks and baby blues or dark blues and reds) - kind of neutral but colorful?
Homepage: a big photo on top of the page showcasing people traveling and eating snacks. With a small area explaining the business. The main page should direct customers to two things: A page to sign up for subscriptions and the browse section (or "shop" page).
I want a section that explains the subscriptions with an illustration of how it works (with three panels). I'd like to see three panels illustrating something different. 1st panel: We source snacks from all over the world 2nd panel: Users can either sign up for a monthly subscription for a box from a random country each month OR just purchase a specific country box at any time w/o a subscription 3rd panel: Enjoy learning about new cultures and taste (maybe an illustration showing a group of people reading off a trivia card that came in the box while sampling candies). After this panel section, I'd like a section where costumers can go directly to the shop and buy on demand rather than sign up for a subscription.
Subscription Page: Two panels showing the different sizes of the boxes with ("select a size/price")
Product browse section "the shop": Here customers will be able to purchase a box from a country of their choice. Ideally, I'd like the map idea with country images/buttons below the map. A dropdown menu from the "shop" button on the top of the webpage showing all the countries.
What to avoid
I don't want anything too feminine or manly color-theme wise.
I know nothing about good design so if you think a certain thing won't look good or something else will look better - I'm very open to seeing your creative side and taking tips/pointers. My guidelines are not STRICT at all - just ideas to help you understand my goal.
I attached some map photos to give you an idea of what I mean by either a rustic/old map look or colorful, fun travel look.
Keywords to keep in mind: Journey, travel, adventure, relationships, food.