PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE BIDDING. LOOKING FOR CREATIVE, HONEST FREELANCER OR COMPANY TO UNDERTAKE THIS PROJECT. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO UNDERSTAND ALL REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO BIDDING! MUST START ASAP! 20-25 DAYS GIVEN, AS WE ARE ON A TIGHT SCHEDULE. SERIOUS INQUIRES WILL ONLY BE ENTERTAINED. PROS ONLY, PLEASE.
-PRICE: $200-275 (USD—NO EXCEPTION OR DEVIATION, SO IF U CANNOT WORK WITHIN THIS ALLOTTED BUDGET, THEN PLEASE DO NOT BID, WE WILL STATE THAT LONG TERM WORKING RELATIONSHIP IS DEFINITELY WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR)
-PLEASE NOTE: We will send initial requirements to those who we show interest in prior to you taking on the job, to make sure that it is something that you are FULLY interested in, in other words, please do not take the job if u cannot comply, after we have given all full detail.
-MUST BE ABLE TO CREATE A MAGAZINE TEMPLATE—IN INDESIGN CS2 OR GREATER (TEMPLATE MUST BE EASY TO USE FOR NOVICE, PLEASE)! We find that a lot of people/providers are great designers, as there are MANY on here, but who can create a TEMPLATE that is easy for someone else to work from with ease? SO, AGAIN, HAVE TO BE GREAT AT CREATING AN ACTUAL TEMPLATE!
-You must be very creative in design and conceptual ideas—while we will provide samples of hip, vibrant things that we are looking for, we look to you and your expertise, to give us that great, young, innovative look. Our audience is young & visual, so we’re looking to appeal to them. We will not give you the layout and look of how we want each page, but will give you samples of great styles that we like, so you can go from there, we will give our direct layout requirement, only on pages where we specify—there are a few pages where we will specify exactly how we like it, but even still, we look for your expertise to be the creative force. There are a lot of great magazines out there, and we are not trying to be them, we are trying to be ourselves, so this is why we are enlisting you. YOU MUST HAVE ACCESS TO A LOT OF GREAT FONTS, AS WE FIND THAT COOL FONTS, OFTEN MAKE THE DESIGN STAND OUT.
-With the above-mentioned being stated; we are looking for a 32 PAGE URBAN ‘HIP-HOP’ STYLED MAGAZINE TEMPLATE ( A FEW OF THESE 32 PAGES WILL BE PAGE VARIATIONS—MEANING, A FEW PAGES, IN THE TEMPLATE WILL HAVE 2 DIFFERENT DESIGNS TO SWITCH UP FROM).
-WE NEED THE TEMPLATE IN SINGLE PAGE LAYOUT, AND WE NEED FOR THESE PAGES TO BE EASILY CONVERTED TO VIBRANT, HI-RES JPEGS (so we may require assistance with this)
-Each page MUST come with instructions on how to use and insert justified text and pictures into each page, as well as change page background (if it is a full picture background or design, then change that color or picture), change header/footer. IF you have done some of this in Photoshop, or Illustrator, then you MUST be able to instruct us on how to get the pictures or content over to Indesign with no problems.
-Our very first re-launch cover will be designed by you, but that content will come later, meanwhile, we would like for you to start one of the template covers, just to make sure that you grasp our look with no problem.
*COMMUNICATIONS MUST HAPPEN DAILY VIA IM OR E-MAIL, just to ensure that you are getting it right, because as we all know that time is money
*NO PAYMENT RENDERED UNTIL COMPLETION OF PROJECT
*WILL NEED ORIGINAL FILES, AND EVERYTHING IS TO BE OWNED BY US
*WE DO REQUIRE TRAINING UNTIL EVERYTHING IS SATISFACTORY—MEANING UNTIL WE UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE THE TEMPLATE
*REVISIONS NECESSARY UNTIL IT IS RIGHT BY OUR VISUAL STANDARDS, THOUGH IF WE COMMUNICATE DAILY, THERE SHOULD BE NO PROBLEMS HERE, NOR, NO TIME WASTED…
MUST BE PATIENT
MUST BE ABLE TO DELVE INTO THE PROJECT WITHOUT A LOT OF INSTRUCTIONS
MUST BE HONEST & PATIENT
***COMMUNICATIONS IS ESSENTIAL!!!
IF U FEEL THAT U CAN HANDLE THIS, THEN PLEASE DO BID & SEND ALL SAMPLES OF WORK THROUGH PM
LONG, WORKING RELATIONSHIP WILL BE GUARANTEED, AND WE WILL ENLIST YOUR COMPANY FOR OTHER THINGS PERTAINING TO THE MAGAZINE—INCLUDING CREATIVE COVERS THAT WE CANNOT DO, SO WORK DOES NOT STOP HERE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
ONLY SERIOUS INQUIRES PLEASE, THIS IS ALL THAT WILL BE ENTERTAINED, AS WE HAVE HAD SOME BIDS IN THE PAST THAT WERE NOT EXPERIENCED IN THIS AREA, SO PLEASE ONLY BID IF U KNOW THAT YOU CAN DO IT, AND ARE SKILLED AND HONEST. THANK YOU.
The reason that we stress honesty and patience, is because it is sometimes difficult to teach others how to do something, without those attributes. When you are doing a template, you do have to literally instruct someone on how to use the master peice that you have created. Thanks again.