I am looking to develope a website and coorporate identity for a small business I'm starting. It will be hosiery to start with. I will need pages for: testimonials, before and after photos, company history, profiles, enlargement of photographs, sales and promotions, shopping basket, log in, shopping history, accounts, contact us, view basket, my account, etc. I will also need a 3d graphical section on how to use this particular type of hosiery ie: how to put them on, take them off, etc. This graphic section would require a 3d female model and some close up work of hands, a chair, sanitary wear etc (with texture added to the garment) either in a sequence of instructions photos or an actual 3d graphic video. I am working separately on this feature but would prefer to do it all with one person. It all needs to be done in the finest of taste with nothing looking vulgar, cheap or distasteful. I need an art director/coorporate image and website developer all in one. The art director section is very important to create an end product that looks punchy, vibrant, fun, refined and beautiful and not just like a technical exercise. I have already done a lot of work in the coorporate image and have the trade name, logo, art work, etc worked out but it would be great to have a creative person to discuss things with, as so far I have done it all myself. Any bidders out there?
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
* * *This broadcast message was sent to all bidders on Saturday Aug 13, 2005 8:49:04 AM:
Thank you all for your reply. As this is a new project please understand there may be changes along the way. I’d like to start work by tiding up the corporate image of my company. If I chose you as my coder I would require you to sign a non disclosure agreement and then I’d like to start with the following program:
· Phase 1.
Corporate image. Clean up existing artwork for letterheads, envelopes, compliment slips, packaging, business cards, etc. State clearly if you could also provide a printing service.
· Phase 2.
Instruction card artwork. This is to instruct my customers on the best way to use my product; I have a basic layout for this card, which would give you a very good idea of what I have in mind. This requires artwork/ 5 to 10 graphics.
· Phase 3.
‘Instructional graphics video.
This animated 3d graphic video will need a series of animated 3d models / graphics. As I explained in my bid request I require a female model putting on a pair of tights, sitting down on a chair, standing up, turning around as in admiring her figure on a mirror, etc. Please be certain that you are able and preferably have already created similar work before confirming that you can work in this project with me. It needs to be professional, clear, specific, aesthetic, easy to look at and understand. This video is to be included in the web site. Software used must be compatible with most computers and a fast download. People don’t have the patience to wait too long for anything to download. This video should also be easy to play in a presentation, as I am likely to give presentations of my product.
· Phase 4.
Website construction. This will be designing the actual webpage, most of you have sent me excellent examples of WebPages you have created. I must have total control (source code) to make change s to the website after its finished, so I, or anyone I choose, must be able to work with it once our contract is finalised. Of course ideally I would prefer my chosen bidder to look after it.
· Phase 5.
Follow ups, updates and website maintenance and promotion on the web.
I am working to create a serious, professional, fun and beautiful image. My product is mostly ‘practical’ but I am endeavouring to make it sensual and very feminine. I want women to feel beautiful, sexy, modern and feminine when they are wearing it so this is the ‘feeling’ I want to create. I don’t care whether you are male or female as long as you are creative, have an excellent sense of beauty and aesthetics, dedication to detail, team work, enjoy a challenge, have a good sense of humour and are truly professional. I don’t think I’m difficult but I am a perfectionist. Please be certain that you can offer a good result in ALL of the 5 stages of this project before c onfirming your bid, so as not to waste your time or mine.
As a last point I’d like to say that I will agree a lump bid sum not an hourly rate. Feel free to ask me any questions that might enable you to get a better idea of what the work required will be, so that you can better assess your bid. Please state your bid clearly, some of you haven’t, and costs for follow up updates and maintenance and also please confirm that you are willing to sign a non disclosure agreement. I would really appreciate if you could send me a ‘sample’ of a drawing/graphic you have created for me to get a feeling of what kind of illustrator / drawer style you have, preferably human forms, ie: hands, face, positions. If you have any animation work you could send me, please do.
The deadline set up in my original posting allows time for choosing a coder, but once a coder is chosen I’d like to think work could be completed in one month maximum. But, I’d like yo u to please give me an idea of how long DO YOU THINK IT WOULD TAKE YOU TO COMPLETE EACH PHASE.
I look forward to hearing from you.
* * *This broadcast message was sent to all bidders on Sunday Aug 14, 2005 11:40:49 AM:
I want to clarify about the instructional video and simplify it as the way it was described seemed complicated and it doesnt to be. Please read the following:
It would be a realistic image, a young woman's hands, face won't be seen. There will be a close up section of an action taking place, so only the hands will be seen. All the relevant details will be diclosed once a bidder is chosen and the confidentiality agreement signed. I have never worked on a project like this before but to give you an idea of this action ,inmagine you have a small cut in your hand, between your thumb and forefinger so you unpeel a band-aid and attach half of it to the back of your hand in between your thumb and forefinger, then the other half attaches to the other side of your hand, so that your wound is covered. This is the kind of animated action to be shown in close up, so:
- u npeel one half of the band aid
- place this half over the top of your hand
- cross it to other side to cover your wound
- unpeel second half of band aid and
- place it over other side of hand and press down to stick. This action takes place in close up so only the hands performing the action will be seen and the band aid and a piece of the garment in the background.
For the purposes of work and 3d animated creation I think this idea is pretty close. The hands need to be female, slender, delicate, the whole thing needs to be delicate and clear. I havent timed it but the animation section would last from 10 to 20 seconds only. I need to demostrate the expandability of the fabric as well ie: imagine holding a band of lycra and using both hands to stretch it. This illustrates the kind of image I need to create, I dont want to undermine the work but I dont think is as complicated as it sounds.
The rest of the graphics will be static, a mode l with the garment on, sitting down on a chair, etc. these graphics are extremely simple and I have them already, they just need refining and given the professional touch but for a graphic designer these very basic drawings wont be challenging.
Please come back to me with your bids and any other queries. Best Regards.
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