Posts Tagged ‘competition’

I honestly don’t know why I even bother with concept sketches.  I never follow the designs that I originally intended to create.  I suppose I just work better when I’m at the table with a blank slate and my only goal is to create.  (No pun intended)  However this time around I did have a reason to deviate from the project plan.

I felt that the planned design resembled the graphics too much already on the bebo page.  This was intentional in the original planning but later reconsidered.  I didn’t want the advertisement to infringe on the copyrights of bebo.  As a result I scratched the whole Idea.

All in all I’m quite satisfied with the design. I’m a little worried that it doesn’t exactly portray an image hosting site and more of a teen dating site.  I wanted to draw int he audience with the appeal of the model.  After all Bebo is a social networking site with a large percentage of female teens.  Hopefully the staff at omgupload will still approve of the design.

Omgupload.com has offered me the opportunity to produce another advertisement for them.  This time it’s for the social networking site Bebo.  This is another upscale type website with pretty steep advertising costs.  Thank god for Google Ad Sense.  Anyway I have one particular design concept that I would like to work on.

I don’t know how well it will fly with omgupload.com or bebo.  The advertisement is cleverly designed to look like part of page.  Much like those annoying virus scan advertisements disguised as real ‘windows’.  I hope that it will pass the advertising standards or it’s back to the drawing boards.

Above is the concept sketch. Below the main header there will be a collection of images being ‘sucked’ into a URL bar.  This represents the photos transitioning from a hard drive onto the omgupload servers.  I may play around with the positioning though. I want to make use of as much space as possible while still keeping the image clean.  This means that the URL bar will most-likely be moved above the photos or below it.

You’ll see the final product of this advertisement soon. It’s due by the end of the month but I think I’ll get it in ahead of time.

Omgupload.com Banner

Last night it was announced that my banner has won the design contest hosted by omgupload.com!  This is quite a surprise to me.  I’ve seen alot of the other entries posted on the forums and many were better then mine, in my opinion.  I suppose the main reason that mine had a chance was because of the color scheme.  The other banners featured more blue tones.

Mat and I should be in contact soon about the prize: 2 months of premium on Habbos.net, 10 Club Sofas on the teen chat game Habbo.com, and my banner used on faveup.com to promote omgupload.  I’m quite excited about the faveup promotion because faveup is quite well known site across the design community. The ad will also have 219,000 impressions which is quite a remarkable amount.

So all in all after a multitude of design plans which I never followed, I’ve reached a second victory.  My congratulations goes out to all the other entries though.  They’ve got some serrious design talent that I’ve enjoyed competing with.  I’m really hoping omgupload will host more competitions of this sort. Even if it’s not for advertisement purposes.

[omgupload Final call] [Design concepts] [Design Concepts 2]