I'm a designer who's been freelancing on and off for 10+ years looking for a wordpress developer to turn wireframes and site mockups into awesome websites. I am in the early phases of setting up a small web design agency and am looking for a developer who I can have an ongoing business relationship with, with me looking after design and client side stuff and then getting you to help me build out the sites. Work would be adhoc as I am able to attain it at present, but ideally would be fairly ongoing in the future.
I currently have two sites we would be working together on:
1.) A fairly straightforward video portfolio site, along the lines of [url removed, login to view]
2.) The other will be a bit more complex – the idea is to have a site along the lines of fiverr but a more upmarket version and just for my client's services. He is interested in the concept of having a transparent, upfront approach where clients could purchase a product prior to delivery, upload a word doc or fill in text based form as the basis for the job, choose different upgrade / job options, purchase additional items etc. It would require an account to be created for the user so they could log in and track the progress of the job, and countdown functionality for the user so they could see when to expect the work to be returned. It would also have some sort of queue management for the site owner so he knew what he needed to work on and when the jobs were due.
For now I just need to get a rough quote and timeframe for turning this around. I am meeting with my client again on Monday, Australian time and would be good to have a better idea of how long this will take and cost.
I would be keen to catch up on skype with anyone who has the skills I'm looking for and would be interested in building an ongoing business relationship.
Skills / traits I'm looking for in someone to work with on an ongoing basis:
Someone genuine / conscientious / laid back / willing to fill in my knowledge gaps re: development where needed (I have some, as mostly have built sites by tweaking wordpress templates in the past)
Good spoken / written English so we don't have communication issues.
Someone with experience making responsive, super fast, clean sites and interfaces
Ability to build custom WordPress themes and back-end functionalities, and integrate third party plug-ins when applicable
Ability to create working prototype applications for usability testing
Update existing WordPress websites, through styling changes, creating new template(s), setting up new custom post types and taxonomies, new plugin installation and configuration, custom plugin development, etc
Without meaning to sound rude, if you send through a generic response for this job, that will be a pretty good indication that you're not the person I'm looking for.
Thanks in advance, David