What I need done:
I need a website designed for my silk bed linens/sheets retail and wholesale business. THIS CONTEST IS FOR THE DESIGN ONLY (coded). THE INFO BELOW ABOUT THE SHOPPING CART, ETC. IS JUST FOR YOUR INFORMATION. You will not need to code the entire site but we wanted to give you more info so you know where the design fits into everything. We are also looking for a developer so if you can do it or can recommend someone, let us know.
It should contain basic information about my team, my products, page for general information and knowledge on silk, a shopping cart, a blog/discussion board, and a way for customers to create accounts, track orders, etc. (database) and a search tool. I expect no more than 50 pages (30 of them are product pages which will also be basically the same in terms of design) in all and i will write all the copy for the webpage.
I need full design and coding of the design done. I have our logo design and we will provide photos of my team and all of the products. Send me your email address and I can email you the logo.
Other context/requirements that providers will need to know:
In terms of style, I want a clean and contemporary look that will appeal to my clients who are typically high net worth individuals (particularly women) between the ages of 25-50. It needs to be elegant and it must be very easy for people to buy (think amazon's one click ordering). I would like my website to be searchable by Google/Yahoo if anyone is searching for silk bed linens.
Specific expertise that I am seeking:
You should have experience designing silk bed linens/health and beauty websites. Experience with search engine optimization is an added plus.
Timeframe for delivery:
I need to have this up and running by May.
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