Roatan Bay Island c/o Adept Developer
Adept Developer is a Houston-based consulting and web programming firm. We are posting this design project as part of a larger development contract we have with Roatan Bay Island a division of RE/MAX International. We [Adept Developer] outsource all graphic design needs to people like yourself and are looking for a talented designer for our client.
Roatan Bay Island is a real estate brokerage firm located on the island of Roatan, Honduras. Roatan has been a haven for divers for decades and has become popular as a destination for Americans, Canadians and Europeans looking for a second home in a tropical destination.
The Design Spec (attached) has some sample URLs and more details, but you can reference:
http://www.roatan-realestate.com/ (their current site)
for pictures, homes, etc that you may want to incorporate.
You may be able to find higher resolution home photos on our other client's website: http://www.roataninterest.com.
This is our first time using 99designs.com for a project, so please be patient and additionally, ask any questions you have. I'd prefer to spend more time giving guidance than receive designs that are off target.
The main target audience is American, Canadian and European families looking for a second home or rental property in the Caribbean. There is very little financing available so generally these families have to be able to spend $300k-800k to purchase a property.
Most of the time, families have already been to Roatan if they are considering buying a home there, so they know what it's all about, but the design needs to definately convey a Caribbean or Tropical feel without being hoaky or cartoony.
I've provided an attached Design Spec document for your review, but will also go over some basics here.
Since we are programmers, we'll be handling the actual programming, html and css side of things. We're looking for a design to put together some visual comps that we can present to the client. Once the client chooses one, we may need slight modifications and upon final approval, we would like the PSD and any supporting assets (images / fonts / etc).
We are a Windows shop, so please provide everything in Windows compatible formats.
I've also provided a Site Map (only worry about the public site on the left hand side of the map).