Our restaurant is expanding, and we've far outgrown the wretchedness that is our website now. Our new locations all are being designed with a modern, retro, chill, cool feel. We'd like our website to represent this same look and feel. Winner will be added onto the "Friends of Shabu" pages as a designer, free marketing for you!
Our first restaurant opened over 11 years ago, but now we are opening up 2 more in the next 4 months and an additional 3 in the next year. The new locations have all been designed with a very retro/modern feel, mixed in with some Japanese influence.
We're all in our early 30's and looking to expand on our lounge space, so we're looking to design our site in a much more up-to-date look and feel. Also, we are looking at local artists in our area to provide revolving artwork for our spaces.
We want a home page that we can utilize as a template and a locations page. We do not need any Flash, just an eye-catching website that is sleek but in no way gimmicky or gawdy.
To get a feel about our personality, please visit us at:
The following website:
is clean, but the menu is hideous and the colors are a little too Nickelodeon for us, a little too bright and cheery. We don't want depressing, but we don't want Rainbow Brite either.
Our target audience is a young, hip, artistic crowd that loves to eat and drink.
Everything in PSD format, please. You can grab some files (logo, font, photos in jpeg format, etc.) here:
We realize we aren't giving you so many photos to work with, but you can use them as placeholders for now and we can change the images later.
- Sleek, clean, and modern design
- Easy to navigate
- Eye-catching, good use of pictures (we will be taking more pictures with the new locations)
- Simple, but not boring
- Same navigation menu items as current site, but leave space to add additional navigation items (Friends of Shabu, Photo Gallery, etc.)
- Too many colors