We are a Convergence capstone group whose goal is to launch a new and improved Daniel Pearl Foundation website.
Over the first part of the semester our group researched effective non-profit web strategies, evaluated the successes and shortcomings of the Foundation’s current site and edited the site’s copy….and then we got stuck. That’s why we need your help, and why you could $500 in our graphic design contest.
Although we are all familiar with design software, the four of us have varying degrees of design experience. Creating the “art” for the site has been more of a challenge than we anticipated. We would like to have a cohesive design scheme by spring break, so that we have ample time to execute our design. The Daniel Pearl Foundation has given us $500 to hire a graphic designer to help us with this stage of the project.
Right now, we are asking interested candidates to create a logo and a mock-up of a homepage and inside page for the site. We ask that these designs be submitted to us as PDFs no later than TOMORROW (Tuesday) at midnight. Please keep in mind, if your design is chosen your job will not end there. Rather, we would expect you to join our team for the two weeks around spring break. This simply means that you would need to be available to meet a few times to talk through the design and any changes that we (or our client) would like to see made. It shouldn’t be a big time commitment, but we do ask that you make a commitment to our team and this project.
If your design is chosen, we also ask that you be flexible during this process. Of course, we respect your vision for the site, but we have taken the last six weeks to become experts on the Foundation and non-profit web design. Not to mention, we are the ones who are ultimately responsible for the site’s success.
In this packet, we have included some important information about Daniel Pearl, the Daniel Pearl Foundation, and the specific requests of our client. We encourage you to explore the current site and conduct additional research if you’d like. Of course, if you should have a question that is not answered in this packet please feel free to email us at email@example.com.