I'm a photographer looking to create a portfolio site from which I can sell a few prints and advertise myself locally.
In contrast to the majority of photography sites, which are incredibly plain, I'm looking to add some kind of flair in the form of a graphic/pattern.
From stock imagery I've knocked up this:
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which I could continue to develop and would be happy with. However, I'd really like something along these lines:
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The graphics would fit in the same area as currently occupied by the floral design - so a top bar and a small intrusion into the main frame.
Along the theme of a girl with flowing hair I'm fairly open to interpretations - maybe you want flowers in her hair, maybe you want her to be holding something in her hands, maybe you want to show her torso and head, maybe she's facing into the frame like on the snowboard, maybe she's facing out and her hair's trailing behind her...
The site is there to highlight my photography, so the design must not be dominating - we're talking flat outlines and muted colours rather than details and primaries. I'm very keen on the current dark chocolate/silvery blue colour scheme with browns, whites and blacks to highlight. As long as this scheme is adhered to the exact shades are up to the designer - although I'll certainly have an input. The design should blend into the background as much as possible without becoming invisible - it's an accent to the site rather than the site's purpose.
Slender rather than thick. Indy rather than stereotypically beautiful/hollywood. Hauntingly beautiful rather than pin-up girl, subtle, dark rather than candy, evocative but not emo...
My logo is currently non-existant and also needs to go in the top bar. A great design should either incorporate my name (jaggerbramley) or leave plenty of space. How about a few strands of hair underlining the text?
If you REALLY want to go to town then something with a touch of flash animation could blow me away - otherwise I'm looking for a vector file overlaid onto a PSD suitable for designing a site around 1024*768 resolution.
Hopefully you guys can let the juices flow with this one and have some fun - I look forwards to seeing your bids.