IJDB.co.uk is a new online-only recruitment company with high ambitions. Based highly on the web, ijdb will initially target I.T. jobs (inlcuding development, specific technologies, consultancy, business analysts etc).
99designs.com has had some quality designs in the past, and hopefully someone will deliver the goods for us!
Additional follow on work should be available in the coming months depending on site takeoff. Think of this as a mini job interview, perhaps? :) We'll see..!
The winner should be able to provide the final design as a fully layed PSD. Other formats may be accepted, but please check with me first as I do not own all of the graphics packages out there... only Photoshop
I will give feedback to as many competitors as possible, and I will be very active during the entire contest running time.
DESIGNS I LIKE
http://intype.info/home/index.php - colours, sharpness
http://www.bigfilebox.com/ - crisp icons, logo, web 2.0 reflection on the icons
http://www.intabill.com/ - special mention, the background swirl that goes off the content. Fonts, Cleanness - yet a lot of information.
http://www.savana.cz/ - top banner (e.g. the way the monitor seems to be outside of the rest of the banner border).
http://maczone.sk/uvod - little bit busy, but very good for content management
http://uk.yahoo.com/ - quality.
Site 1 - structure. logo. Overall look. NOTE: Market research has suggested that the page should have lighter colours than the design here. The market is 16-60 year olds
Site 2 - Crisp, Easy to Use, Clear information
Site 1 - similar site on the surface, although ijdb.co.uk will offer additional functionality for both recruiters and seekers.
To help designers I have created a full wireframe of the design
NOTE: The wireframe is not a conclusive design. If you have stylistic changes (overlapping layers for buttons and quote.. or whatever) then I encourage that you include them in your designs.
We are very excited about this new business venture.