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09-21-2004, 01:14 AM
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$120 prize; deadline 29 Sept noon (UK time) - would like to see early designs by Friday morning if possible
I'm creating an email newsletter for a client who will be writing about dealing with 21st century life.
In her words, she's aiming at "With-it hippies; closet hippies; urbanites that dream of the country but just canít make the break; new age sympathisers; women; modern creative, thinkers; individualists who feel stifled"
- and they'll be reading her ezine "to feed that little bit of them that will not be satiated by the stressful commute, the back-to-back meetings, microwave meals eaten too late, glitzy parties and recreational drugs. To try and get back in touch with the them that existed before life took over".
The newsletter is to be called "In Essence" with a subheading "the raw truth".
The colours my client wants to use primarily are bright orange (#CCFF66) and green (#FF6600). Images, pictures, fonts - everything else is wide open. (And she's definitely the sort of person who will be open to new and creative suggestions.)
As a guide, this is one of her other projects:
The dimensions of the header are approximately 550-600 wide by 100-150 tall. File size should be kept small where possible (ideally below 15k).
09-21-2004, 12:58 PM
Hey, heres my entry: file much more than 15k, I saved it in high quality jpeg. But I can reduce it to 15k.. :)
09-22-2004, 01:56 AM
Like it - thanks! No changes at the moment.
09-22-2004, 03:40 AM
Quick idea I had, file size is currently higher than you requested, but this can be reduced.
09-22-2004, 04:09 AM
I love the sunrise/set, but the overall feel is too tropical - this is more about escaping to an organic farm in Wales than jetting off to a tropical island.
Perhaps the sun could be rising over fields or mountains? Just a thought.
09-22-2004, 04:22 AM
Gotcha! I'll start work on something different! :yes:
09-22-2004, 05:02 AM
Fantastic - that would be great!
09-22-2004, 05:40 AM
Two more ideas. The white outlines are only there to improve the visual, these would of course be taken out to make sure the height does not exceed the 150 boundry.
09-22-2004, 06:31 AM
something else :)
09-22-2004, 07:45 AM
Hi Brian, Hi Sandra,
Thanks for these designs - no changes at the moment. I'll be sending them to the client for feedback and will get back to you hopefully soon.
Here is something from me:-
Here's the first one from me
09-22-2004, 11:54 PM
Anne & Martin, I will send your designs off to the client today. Stay tuned for feedback.
Brian: Sorry about this - my client doesn't like butterflies... (I had no idea). She does like the backgrounds (both green and sky) but is concerned that the flowers are a bit overdone.
Sandra: I'm afraid this misses the mark. The fonts are too soft and the overall look is a bit too middle-class suburban.
Going forward: in her feedback to me, "In Essence" has emphasised a hip, modern look with strong, vibrant colours. She is looking for a funky design that will appeal to an urban, commuting audience, with the natural influences coming through in the background (perhaps a mountain or sea backdrop, but again modern looking). In particular the fonts need to be more modern.
Thanks - I would love to see some more entries along the lines described above.
09-23-2004, 09:47 AM
Some more feedback...
Anne - design 1: love the feel of the design - only problem is that bread isn't raw (and is apparently a food to avoid in a raw food diet - or so I'm told!).
Anne - design 2: love the fonts and the background; but not a butterfly fan (any chance of something else??).
Martin - great, but don't like the chopped corners.
General feedback: the sort of images that would work are fresh raw foods (limes, avocado, tomatos, asparagus), grasses, waterfalls, seascapes and sand-dunes.
Hope that helps everyone!
I have had another go :-
And the first one I entered with alterations to the corners :-
09-23-2004, 12:29 PM
Another idea! :)
09-23-2004, 11:08 PM
Off to the client - stand by for feedback.
09-24-2004, 02:33 AM
Client is really thrilled by the effort you've all put in to this.
Can anyone else let me know if they're working on anything, otherwise we'll announce a winner this afternoon.
Just want to let you know that I will be working on a revision when I get back from work (in about 2 hours)
09-24-2004, 04:13 AM
Thanks Anne - will keep an eye out for it.
09-24-2004, 04:54 AM
I'm working on something too ;)
09-24-2004, 06:01 AM
Fabulous - will wait for you both!
09-25-2004, 11:41 AM
Here's one from me :)
under 14 k
09-25-2004, 12:13 PM
file size is just under 20k
09-25-2004, 12:14 PM
oh yeah I have to attach the image :rolleyes:
09-27-2004, 06:47 AM
Sorry for delay :blush:
09-27-2004, 06:49 AM
OK everyone, I'll get back to you tomorrow with feedback and hopefully a winner.
09-27-2004, 06:50 AM
09-27-2004, 06:56 AM
09-27-2004, 07:05 AM
09-27-2004, 07:09 AM
09-29-2004, 06:56 AM
09-30-2004, 05:09 AM
Apologies to everyone for the delay and thank you for both your entries and your patience!
No more entries can be accepted for this competition. We have a short list of final entries:
Martin (foot design)
Anne (fruit designs 1 & 2)
Brian/Cursal (first design)
DesignGeneral (third design)
HUGE thanks to everyone else who entered - we were really impressed by the quality and diversity of all the entries.
Short-list: stand by for requested amendments later today.
10-07-2004, 07:14 AM
Apologies for the delay! We've been talking through the revisions required and the more we talked, the more it became clear that my client already had a winner in her own head!
So revisions not required from you all - the winner is... Martin with the foot design!
Martin - congratulations. But, there are some revisions requested:
1. Can you create one version with a white background and with the text in green and orange (matching the flowers)?
2a. Can you try the picture with slices of fresh fruit and veg falling instead of the flowers?
2b. Can you put "the raw truth" in orange?
3. On both of the above, can you reduce the size of the big toe at all? (I wasn't sure if this would be possible, but the client feels that the toe is bulging!)
Many thanks to you all for all the effort you've put in. I've been really amazed by the response to this contest.
I have made the requested changes - let me know if they are suitable :-
10-07-2004, 10:24 AM
Looks good. Two things: could you make the fruit/veg a bit smaller and more like slices that you would put in a salad rather than entire pears.
And, my mistake, it was the little toe that was bulging - could you shave a bit off the left side!
I tried operating on the little toe - but didn't like the results.
However I have attached a new foot to see if that is more suitable - let me know :)
10-07-2004, 11:10 AM
These look great - but I'll need to send them on to the client and I know she is away at the moment. So feedback might be a bit slow. (Yes, even slower than I've been to date!)
No problems Gill - Glad you like the new toe-job :)
10-14-2004, 07:49 AM
One more request - could you extend the image with the white background downwards, so that the orange, lemon and flower are seen in their entirety but the rest of the image fades out. (And I guess then we need to lose the grey line around the image.)
Any updates on this Gill ?
10-21-2004, 11:54 PM
Client has gone awol - quite literally. Will keep you posted.
10-27-2004, 10:42 PM
At length and at last - client has decided she is happy with your latest design (last white version).
Can you send the file across and then we're done!
Huge thanks for all your patience.
10-28-2004, 04:53 AM
Files received. Project complete.
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