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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by rob lay, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. rob lay

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    Well, I think we're to the point that we need to advance another step of professionalism with our graphics. I know many on here do good amateur work, but there are also many that do this professionally. Here are my requirements, please PM me if interested.

    Required...

    1) Available long-term, not just a one time job.
    2) Expert with graphics design, above and beyond work.
    3) Graphics for site.
    4) Graphics for apparel.
    5) Graphics for print ads.
    6) Graphics for business cards.
    7) Ability to format to the proper media requirements and mail out (CD).

    Preferred...

    1) vBulletin experience.
    2) HTML.

    I don't know the business very well, so a little education on my part is probably needed. I just know I want very professional work and interactions. Please let me know your rates. I will pay very fair.

    Thank you,
    rob
     
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  3. ghost

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    Nice Rob! Nice! What things do you have in store for the artist to do on the site?
     
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    BLACK NNOS...! LOTS AND LOTS OF BLACK NNOS...!!!
     
  5. ghost

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    Rob, sorry to go OT for a sec, but...

    Carbon, did a moderator remove the Ferrari Market Letter poll / post that we had going. I don't see it anywhere anymore. Are you coordination with G to figure out the details / discounts? PM me if you'd like to discuss it. Just didn't want to open up a new thread for what already might be a sensitive topic.

    Thx.
     
  6. 134282

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    Yes, the thread was removed, but fear not, my friend, things are still in the works... Once we get all the details sorted out, another thread will go up...

    Now, if you can convince Rob to make 134282 (the black on black NNO i lust after so much) the flagship car next to the logo for FerrariChat, i'll pay for your subscription out of my own pocket... :)
     
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  8. FerrariEnzo

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    I know a few, I will see if they are intrested. -Holden
     
  9. ghost

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    Gotcha - thanks. Will keep an eye out.
     
  10. staceman

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    Hello Rob, I've sent you an email.
     
  11. JRocks

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    Rob,
    I PM'd you some info.
     
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  13. ForzaFerrari

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    Rob,

    sent you a PM a few days ago...

    cheers,

    Waldo
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  14. CarStore

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    I'm ready to renew my sponsership for another year but would like to redesign my banner. Let me know if you find someone Rob. Also if someone is looking to just do 1 job (mine) contact me directly.
    Tom Mellett
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  15. rob lay

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    Here's an update everyone, sorry I haven't been able to respond to each PM and email individually.

    I've been overwhelmed with responses. I appreciate that, but it will take time to look through everyone's work and decide what I really want to do. If you just sent me a PM or email without a portfolio or website link, I will need that to even consider you.

    We've received responses from individuals to several full blown commercial firms that service Fortune 500 companies.

    I need to decide how involved I need to get. Somewhere between just contracting out a couple logo designs to full blown take over all my companies graphics and print ads.

    Thank you,
    rob
     
  16. rob lay

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    I thought of that too, I've literally received 30+ responses, so I will document all and then I can share with sponsors.

    Tom, please reply to my email on renewing so I can document it. Thanks.
     
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  18. rob lay

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    Update, I've decided to keep the same logo, I'm just going to clean it up a little and make it sharper.

    However, I will be seeking a companies services shortly to design a full page magazine ad for Cavallino and Forza. I will contact that company, sorry I can't send regrets to everyone else.

    Thank you,
    rob
     
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    I really like that Leland. Something along those lines would be great for the site. I think for the clothing we need to keep it more simple like the current logo. Let me think on this a little, I might want to work with you and get that as our site logo. Thanks!

    I'm going to send some images and ideas to Pimp Daddy and he's going to make some drafts up for the print ads.
     
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  22. ghost

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    Think this is a good idea Rob. I love FerrariChat, but I've always found the logo a little too "bubbly," and not exactly commensurate with what the image this site otherwise projects: one of elegance, comraderie, passion and knowledge (hey, how about that for a tag line!).

    Just for $hits and giggles, why don't we see what new logos people can come up with?
     
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  25. bdash

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    Rob,
    My name is Brenda Dash. I have worked with Don Pierce at Ferrari of Houston for years. We have done many types of projects together including web, print, and promotionals for both their Ferrari and Maserati product lines. In fact, he recommended I reply to your posting.

    I work remotely for client 90% of the time and can easily adjust to your preferred way of working. According to your requirements, I can fulfill all of them.

    I'd like to learn more about your long-term goals and plans.

    Sincerely
    Brenda Dash, Designer
    Direct: 713-478-2093

     
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    Here's my humble contribution. I feel a handwritten font is more adequate when it comes to Ferraris. Fat fonts are cool, but do not show "classiness" enough IMO. Perhaps the pic is too loaded ... I dunno I'll wait tomorrow morning to see if I will be ashamed of having posted it. I kinda like it right now at 11.42pm.
    No prob with picture copyright either, they're mine.

    BTW, it has to have the NNO stamp of approval ... there's a black NNO in it!!! :D
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  28. rob lay

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    OK. Time for an official FerrariChat.com contest!

    I will let the community vote, but I will have veto power, because which ever logo selected will replace the current one.

    Requirements:

    • 600 by 104 pixels
    • Not animated or flash, but using clearest image format
    • Keep file size reasonable
    • Only text is "FerrariChat.com" and "The Online Ferrari Community"
    • Must be transparent to merge with the light FC background
    • Can not use Ferrari graphics or logo
    • Can only use pics you have permission for
    • Slight bonus for using our 355 C somewhere in logo
    • Bonus if entire logo or at least text part will transfer over well to shirts/hats and stuff
    • Shouldn't be too busy or cluttered, the text should really stand out.

    I'll give the winner a few choices for a prize. Of course you can use FC as a reference in your portfolio.

    1. Exact replica of FerrariChat.com 355 Challenge in 1:18.
    2. $200 credit towards FerrariChat.com online store.
    3. $150 credit towards FerrariChat.com sponsor of your choice.

    Let me know if any questions. I will select no sooner than December 11th.

    Thank you,
    rob
     

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