Design a Header / Banner for Freelance Writer Website

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $35
  • Entries Received: 20
  • Winner: dikka

Contest Brief

Hello!

So, I am a freelance writer, and I have created a website/blog combo to showcase my portfolio, and help folks get a better sense of me (humor, creativity, ability to write). My website's tagline is "Ms. Jones' Fancy Freelancery" so I am looking for a clever image that depicts the inside of a small shop that produces "freelancery." Kind of like a haberdashery but for writing. Whimsical, kind of like Willy Wonka...

I see myself in the shop, and a variety of (slightly messy) texts and writing utensils being sold in the shop. I have pretty distinct beauty marks (in an arrow) down the left side of my face so, that's one teeny tiny detail I hope will be included! I picture typewriters, laptops, reams of paper, magazines, books, newspapers, pens, pencils, anything that can be considered writing-related.

I've included images of old general stores and such, and photos of myself. My color scheme is blues, purples, greys. I hope to see a variety of designs, and I am not set on any particular style (cartoon, sketching, caricature, comic, watercolor...) Just show me your best!

**Please do not put me in an office with office supplies! I want to be in a shop!**

If you have any questions/concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me! You will have source credit on my website (I can list your name/website), and it will prove to be very useful as I am an active, popular freelance writer. Hopefully my business will help yours!

Good Luck!
Kaitlin

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Employer Feedback

“Dikka was incredible to work with. She clearly outshone all of the other contest entrants with her design skills, and was readily available for communication about changes. She is talented and gracious, and I will absolutely be calling on her for more designs in the future.”

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  • dikka
    dikka
    • 3 years ago

    Hello and thank you for the invite :) I have posted a line art with my concept, it's #17. I can finish it for a few hours is it's ok, I just prefer sending a sketch first (even for contests) so I could get a feedback at a time that it's easy to edit. So if it's ok I will edit/finish it, if not then at least thank you for the chance :))
    PS. I can use a fond for the words, or make it with your handwriting (if I get it scanned I can draw over it to mimic your writing :) ). Also, I didn't add a lot of items since it's a first stage and I didn't want to risk making it too cluttered, but I can add stuff at this point too :)

    • 3 years ago
    1. KCJones10
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Love it! I totally understand sending a rough draft first, just in case. I really like the current writing for the banner. My handwriting isn't spectacular but, I would definitely prefer a typeface that looks like handwriting, or actual drawn words. I look forward to seeing it with more items/detailing/color! For Wordpress, anything smaller than 940 pixels wide will work (it definitely doesn't have to be that big), and taller than 200 pixels. I want it to look more like a nice rectangular image than an advertising banner.

      You're definitely in the top few at this point, still waiting to see more entries but, yours definitely stands out!

      • 3 years ago
    2. dikka
      dikka
      • 3 years ago

      Hello again :) I've uploaded a few color schemes, #18, it will look more lively when it's shaded, I just want to make sure I'm going in the right direction so I could give the best of me for the final entry ^^

      • 3 years ago
  • KCJones10
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Extended the project, which adds $5 for you! Come on! Bring on the illustrators! :)

    • 3 years ago
  • KCJones10
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Hello All! Thank you for your contributions. I'm looking for more of a cartoony, illustration-type header. Please stop superimposing my picture on shop pictures I gave as examples! I could easily paste my picture into the shop photos I had found. I'm looking for something uniquely "Fancy Freelancery." I also do not own the rights to the images provides, as they were just examples of general stores for you to become inspired by! Thank you!

    • 3 years ago
  • arvydasbutautas
    arvydasbutautas
    • 3 years ago

    Please, kindly check entry #12. Thanks.

    • 3 years ago
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    • 3 years ago
    1. KCJones10
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

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      • 3 years ago
  • Sharkhead
    Sharkhead
    • 3 years ago

    So its like you want to be present in a shop? Is that what you need?

    • 3 years ago
    1. KCJones10
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Yes please! As if I am selling everything writing related using the items in the shop... I don't mind being behind a counter or sitting in a corner, as long as it doesn't appear tha I'm in an office!

      • 3 years ago
    2. KCJones10
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      **It's more important that the shop be detailed with all of the different writing items. I would be okay with not being included if the design of the shop image was great.

      • 3 years ago
  • KCJones10
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    The website is through Wordpress. The main column width is 470 except in the full-width layout where it's 940.

    • 3 years ago

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