In Progress Rfp-7: Identity, Alignment, And Design

Discussion in 'Requests for Proposals' started by tacotime, May 5, 2016.

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  1. tacotime

    tacotime Hero Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    Note: This RFP is open to you. You are asked to submit proposals if you are competent in this area and the money will go to you if your application is successful upon completion of the work proposed. I have worked on Decred's identity and its different platforms and will work with you on this RFP. Please send all proposals to: rfp2016 <at>

    Closing Date
    All proposals must be submitted by 06:00 PM UTC May 20th, 2016.

    Decred needs to solidify a visual identity, align its different platforms in accordance with that identity, and redesign its landing site. This is important from a user experience perspective as the project continues to develop and mature.

    • Graphic design experience with references to prior work
    • Web design experience with references to prior work
    Without a visual identity that represents Decred across different platforms, new and existing users may not always recognise it and feel disengaged with its identity. A professionally designed Decred identity brings longevity, togetherness, and representation for it both as a cryptocurrency and as a project in any environment.

    Once an identity is established, alignment of different platforms with each other and with the Decred identity will be required. This will require modification of the different CSS components across the platforms listed (with screenshots) in Appendix A.

    Finally, the main landing site for Decred requires redesign and implementation. A proposed foundation for the new landing site is the Solid theme for Jekyll, as it is blog-aware and includes relevant sections that allow for the showcasing of current and future Decred platforms as they develop. A screenshot of the current landing site is included in Appendix A.

    Estimated Work
    4 weeks FTE or greater (1 FTE = 40 hrs/week).

    Proposals should include:
    • Description of your process in developing Decred's future identity
    • Rough mockups of proposed color schemes and identity changes
    • References to prior work on visual/web design projects
    • Estimated completion time
    Partial payments shall be made at the following milestones:
    • Decred's identity has been reworked and redesigned
    • The different Decred platforms have been aligned with each other through CSS and other web changes in accordance with the new identity
    • The new Decred landing site has been designed and implemented
    Modification of these proposed milestones is acceptable, and must be accompanied by sound reasoning in a proposal. Under no circumstances shall payments be made in advance of work being completed.

    Appendix A
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  2. Tivra

    Tivra Member
    Advocate (BitcoinTalk)

    Dec 30, 2015
    Personally, I like the blue/dark theme, and the logo is great, please don't touch the logo to whoever will get to do this job.
  3. Emilio Mann

    Emilio Mann Full Member
    Advocate (Facebook)

    Jan 9, 2016
    I totally agree with Tivra
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  4. Noah

    Noah Member
    Advocate (Twitter)

    Feb 1, 2016
    #4 Noah, May 6, 2016
    Last edited: May 6, 2016
    Wow, great RFP!

    I'm very curious to see the proposals.

    Could we have a community vote on which one should win?


    Personally, I agree with Emilio and Tivra that the blue/dark colours and the logo should stay. A more unified theme is indeed welcome, but I think each App / Website / Platform should also have some distinguishable features...

    All in all a great project to work on, can't wait to see the progress!
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  5. drunkenmugsy

    drunkenmugsy Sr. Member
    Advocate (Reddit)

    Dec 28, 2015
    I would like to see the option to switch to a light theme on all the different platforms. Or at least a not so dark theme using a lighter gray. Multiple themes would solve the problem.

    Switching from dark(decred sites) to light(most of the internet) is hard on the eyes.
    Lee Sharp, ZomaX, woot and 1 other person like this.
  6. Dyrk

    Dyrk Sr. Member

    Jan 7, 2016
    Any updates on this? May we still send proposals?
    Closing date was 20th May, but there is no updates since then.
  7. tacotime

    tacotime Hero Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    Sorry about the delay. The reasoning this round was to get the contracts and paperwork sorted first before making announcements. So the closing date was valid. In the event that the RFP did not get enough proposals, a post will be made here to reopen the process.
  8. tacotime

    tacotime Hero Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals. Congratulations to the talented design and visual communication team at EETER for their detailed and comprehensive proposal! They will establish an identity system, create designs for social media and other Decred platforms, work on the forum template design, create a new design for the landing site, and to top it all off, implement the various designs across these web sites. The project is honoured to have their involvement and interest in Decred!

    As a reminder to everyone else, please remember that the RFP process is a continuous one and the outcome does not say your proposal wasn't good. There will be more opportunities to get involved in different areas, and as the project has to adapt to different circumstances, new areas open up constantly that require attention.
    418Sec, David, karamble and 1 other person like this.
  9. Dyrk

    Dyrk Sr. Member

    Jan 7, 2016
    good news! It's very important step for bringing Decred to the masses.

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