SoundSprout is the new website that allows musicians to post their music files for free and unlimited download by the public. We are looking for a graphic designer who will give SoundSprout the proper look and feel as well as provide us with a smart new logo.
All fonts used must be "web-safe" (available on IE and Firefox).
Be fun and daring with the design. Help us give it personality.
Be fresh, clean, and uncluttered.
Screen shots that are ready to be sliced and inserted into the front end by our front end developer. Photoshop and JPEG/GIF copies of everything.
Step 1 - Designer reads the requirements and asks for any additional information needed.
Step 2 - Designer produces two prototypes that include the look and feel, chrome and navigation of the site. This includes at least two prototypes for the site logo.
Step 3 - SoundSprout chooses one of the designs and specifies any modifications to be made. This is round 1 of revisions.
Step 4 - Designer implements changes to chosen design and sends back to SoundSprout.
Step 5 - If necessary, SoundSprout will request any additional changes needed and designer will implement. (This is round 2 of revisions, only if needed.)
Step 6 - Designer provides final copies with Photoshop originals.
Please view the attached pdf that contains mockups that we have created. This will hopefully give you a good sense of what SoundSprout is about, and help you visuallize what we're trying to describe below. Additionally please don't hesitate to ask us for more infromation, examples, etc.
You will be designing the logo for our site as well. You have creative license on the logo based on the site name.
Tabs across the top with "submenu" tabs:
* Music Listeners
o Submenu tabs: My Favorites, Search, Help
* Music Creators
o Submenu tabs: My Account, My Posts, Search, Help
* What's SoundSprout About?
The navigation tabs should be of a design pattern commonly seen on the web and described [here].
**Un-tabbed functions** - for administrative tasks include
* Forgot Password/Log-In
* Space for a few more
Look at [url removed, login to view] for an example. These are plain hyperlinks in the upper-right portion of the page. Please insert these into the pages.
Artists who upload their music to SoundSprout will be able to activiate an Amazon and/or PayPal tip jar allowing music listeners to donate money to them. If the artist activates this feature, a component will appear on each of the artist album and track pages. It will need to be capible of showing multiple links for multiple tip-jar services (i.e PayPal, Amazon). Please come up with a creative way to display the tip jar. The tip jar should be in a sidebar.
The Artist, Album and Track pages will all have certain functions associated with them. On every page, we would like to have these actions grouped together in an "Action Box." Certain actions will be enabled/disabled on individual pages. When actions are disabled they completely disappear. The possible actions in the action box are as follows:
* Mark as a Favorite (or Unmark as Favorite)
* Buy from iTunes
* Buy From Amazon
* Rate (1-5 stars -inline like YouTube)
The "Action Box" should be easy to use and understand, but we hope that it will also be creative and fun. In addition, the action box should come in two sizes. The large size will be for specifically acting on the item that is featured on the page. For instance, when viewing an album, the action box will be used for Playing, Downloading, Buying etc. In addition, there will be a smaller version that will be used in lists. For instance, when viewing an album, there will also be a list of all of the tracks on the page. Each track in the list will have a small version of the action box which will be used to Play, Download or Buy the track.
We will need many icons for features of the site. Some of these will be integrated with:
* Vote Up
* Vote Down
* Rating stars (5 stars with half stars). Doesn't necessarily have to be stars if you come up with something clever!
* Delete Icon (trash can?)
* Edit Icon
* Inline Help (Question mark?)
We will need a design for object lists. Throughout the site we will be displaying lists of Tracks, Albums and Artists. In some cases the "small Action Box" (see above) will be included in each item in the list. The objects may also display a thumbnail of associated artwork. We want an all purpose look and feel that we can use to build these lists.