I am definitely interested in an upscale, innovative, high impact design if possible. Definitely looking for creativity, however, I don't want any confusion on where to click or for my clients to have difficulty figuring out how to navigate the site.
Landing/Home page -- I am open to clean design (just not too cold or industrial) -it must communicate warmth along with professionalism, because guest booking and event planning requrie personal connection and a sense of "we get it - we get what you need and we handle the details so you can be comfortable and enjoy the interview/event." We are the perfect blend of meticulous attention to detail while making people feel special that every need has been heard, attended to and met. think our colors help achieve this, and so will the language on the page. A clean looking traditional corporate website submission is ok too as long as it is polished.
SOME POSSIBLE IDEAS FOR LANDING PAGE/HOME PAGE
A. logo as the main image surrounded by tabs/word/shapes either below, above, or even around that indicate "guest booking" "event planning" "contact us" "about us" below and people can click on those areas for more information. I am also open to using a quote about what it means to be "squared away."
B. a tradional lay out. Images might include stock images of an empty tv studio set up for an interview, a microphone, a tv/movie camera. Logo top left, tabs top right (or along the bottom) and one main image --( or a few images) across the middle
C. similar to #2 above but using graphics created by designer rather than stock photo images. For example, maybe the logo in the top left for example, have the main as a graphic created of a studio, (possibly a quote laid over it about being squared away?) and then some tabs along the top or bottom of event plannng, about us, contact us etc.
ABOUT WHO WE ARE: we are meticulous and obsessed about details so our clients can truly turn everything over to us to handle. We both listen and offer creative suggestions and strive to be a seemless extention and integral part of our clients's broadcast or event teams so that we become a valued resource to them. As such, we are at once warm, welcoming and delightful to to guests and clients alike, and yet we are known for being straightforward and honest and exhibiing integrity and professionalism. We don't sugar coat and we don't over promise and under deliver. We'd rather pass on a project than take on something that will overextend us and spread us too thin to service our clients in the way they deserve. We manage our client's expectations and we deliver what they need -- anticipating what they need even before they ask. In all of these things, we are Squared Away in vision, precision and execution.
As mentioned, we provide two different services, but the focus or main part of what we do is the guest booking services with lesser emphasis on the event planning. Wherever the eye goes first should be to the booking producing. Event planning is another service we offer - can have it's own page (so if down the line we decide to move away from events all together we can ).
VIDEOS: I am also open to incorporating video on the site of jobs I've done or even of me talking to people if that is something that is done often. I may have to get clearances to use but I think I could do this.
FONT: my font is Harmonia Sans and I would like the copy to be done in it if possible (unless that is something easily changed by the coder?)
I even did some powerpoints of some ideas I had -- NOT being a graphic or webite designer, they are very basic concepts but again I am no professional..which is why I need your help!