This is a two page web design project. We have a fairly decent design now. .
1. Looking for expert designer with a proven track record of creating the user interfaces that are clear, easily navigable, efficient with excellent usability, clean, bright/warm, with a web 2.0 ish feel without going 2.0 overboard. Our content is similar to Craigslist.
Our categories are real estate, autos, jobs, community, for sale, services,personals, and gigs sections. Each of those categories has sub-categories.
2. Create a web page "interior template" for the listing results page that is equally smart, clean, with excellent typography.
We are in the box with our current design, and we have no room for growth. We want to explore many different design concepts. Will provide header, logo, and footer.
We have a couple of logic issues with displaying content. Our design is getting in the way of the content. Our current home page is also limiting for growth and it does not give the user the sense of how deep the site is from the home page. It is very link heavy, which is good, but we might need teaser content to illustrate how deep the site goes... top recently listed, most popular, top search, video
We need to create an easier, friendlier, and more inviting way to display the content, thus promoting more click thru activity.
Please note that we are not looking for just any web designer.
We hope to find a serious web interface expert who understands user psychology,and who is confident that he or she can create a high caliber design with a memorable user interface that will organize the entire flow of the site.