Our company - http://www.starkyenterprises.com - is a successful, hip, young and rapidly moving company which has been involved primarily in e-commerce and Internet Marketing for the past 5 years. This job is for a specific new project under Starky Enterprises called "Not Your Average Lawyer". Our previous designer (which we met in 99designs) is busy with another one of our jobs, so we are reaching out again.
We have used graphic designers to create sites such as http://www.altitudeshoes.com/, http://cutestlayouts.com/, http://www.digivisits.com/ and many other sites. We forge long term relationships with designers that we like. Note that we are looking for a completely different look and feel from these above sites.
http://www.notyouraveragelawyer.com (the project for which these designs relate) is a company formed by the owners of Starky Enterprises.
The aim in this project is to give hope and direction to people who want to escape the rat race or get out of their dead end jobs. We want to inspire people to achieve this success via lessons and stories on the blog.
http://www.notyouraveragelawyer.com is a resource / blog for young, hopeful and fun-loving professionals (between the ages of 21 - 35) who either (1) want to get out of their current job and live an adventurous and entrepreneurial lifestyle (2) are interested in self improvement, productivity or (3) want to follow an adventurous lifestyle as "fans".
The site was designed to be adventurous, fun and different, while not compromising on functionality. The designs that we are looking for MUST reflect this. Quirky and cool designs are encouraged. Extensions of the "hand written" feel of the blog are also encouraged.
These are loose examples and the look, feel and content of http://www.notyouraveragelawyer.com will obviously be very different.
(1) A creative header designed for http://www.notyouraveragelawyer.com. This will replace the current "Not Your Average Lawyer" header/logo (which is simply a placeholder & not an official logo). The most important thing is that the header enhances the site "feel" (i.e. the fun, adventurous and "hand written" feel). The header must contain (1) the name Not Your Average Lawyer (2) the logo "When 9 to 5 Is Not Enough" (3) a Twitter caption box for twitter updates (see below). The header should be 1010px by 145px. I have attached a .pst as a guide. The MAIN logo should be contained within the BLUE area. Any overhangs on the image should be contained within the GREEN area.
Note - the twitter bird & "Follow Me On Twitter" text which currently intrude onto the right of the header can be removed. Alternatively, they can be used so that the bird, instead of saying "Follow Me On Twitter", says the status update box.
(2) 4 banners designed for http://www.notyouraveragelawyer.com in place of the current banners. Use the text in the current banners if possible, but more important is that the banners fit with the "feel" of the existing site. Interesting & cool designs are encouraged. Dimensions are 700px x 245px. Pictures used in the current banners can be used (attached), but feel free to use any other designs/pictures. There is no advantage for using the existing/supplied pictures.