We have three sites that already have the content on the page. We use tableless CSS, and have someone that can cut the .psd files into xhtml. What we need immediately is a reasonably priced design resource that can do fixed price Web 2.0 style layouts. I have three of these ready immediately, and I hope to select the person or firm that we're going to work with on these tomorrow.
It's important that the design be great and outstanding and that there be good rapid-fire communication. After the first one as a tester, the other two can be started immediately. Behind that I have 5 more so for each property we'll start with the front page layout. We'll start to incorporate the design elements. Then we'll have you do additional layouts per property for things like search results, profile, etc.
This is not for logo design or programming, just for simple clean elegant layouts. All the text should be done in web-friendly fonts. So the ideal out put would be the .psd, maybe with a listing of your core choices of two primary colors and the fonts. Or just the .psd is fine too. Ideally be diligent in your labeling of the layers so as to speed up the process of slicing into xhtml.
Please respond immediately with your pricing and a link to references to help speed things along. Thank you, and we view this as very strategic and will be a good cash paying partner for your business, and if you do great work we can supply tons of great projects to you. Thanks!