Think Bugatti(dot)com meets WynnLasVegas(dot)com for “The Birth of an American Car Company™”.
Design, build, and initial promotion of website for new car company. Stylish, first-class look-and-feel, from the logo to the layout, presentation, and photos. You should expect to prepare several concepts for consideration, and then iterate successively from there.
Sections (probably just one page each to start) for the 8 Divisions (Cars, Vans, Alloys, Engines, Performance Parts, Racing, Technology, and Military), 7 main topics (History, Alloys, Weight Reduction, Innovative Vehicles, Technology Transfer, Alloy Supply, and Made in America) and a few standard pieces (About Us, Links, Blog=News, Contact form+autoresponder, Investor Relations form+autoresponder).
We will provide much of the basic text, but you will need to contribute some research and re-writing/copywriting. You should also budget for photos to supplement the concept drawings and early photos we have available.
So, in order of importance, we will be looking for:
1. Elegant, stylish, professional. Show me one great WOW example that you’ve done, not 20 websites.
2. Persuasive writing. Send me one great article or page you’ve had a hand in writing.
3. SEO. Present your plan to quickly achieve Top 10 rankings for several key phrases, including the car name, the alloy name, and others.
Please put some thought and effort into the response – “Let’s get started” and “Here’s my portfolio” won’t get much consideration. At least answer you must answer the three issues just above to be considered, and the more ideas and substance you can provide the better.
Again, this is for a complete functioning website. We’ll supply the basic words and photos and a lot of feedback along the way, but you are responsible for all the pieces and to deliver the finished product.
Note: I've paid the fee for this to be a Featured Project, so you won't have to pay any commission on your earnings from this project.
As I review the details of some of the proposals, there seems to be a lot of confusion.
This is NOT an ecommerce site. This is an IMAGE or SHOWCASE site, providing information, content, and CONFIDENCE for outside investors, strategic partners, and government/NGO groups.
So, we need a GREAT design - an elegant, professional, beautiful home page, with some montage/collage/flash of the overall company. The home page design will then be reflected and carry over to all the sections, each of which will be quite simple - a few photos and some text - that's it.
Please, if you're interested to bid, let me know that you understand the purpose of the site, and tailor your bid and response accordingly.
Also, the car has a distinctive grill shape that we will be using as the logo - you'll just have to create a drawing. At least that's one element of the design we won't have to iterate on.
And finally, one bidder said, "For a car company there's no other way than Flash. Anything else and you'd be throwing your money away." Thoughts?