Here's a fun one for all you creative types. I'm the Creative Director for MyStudiyo and my boss has been on my case about adding new skins for our quiz templates. So, I'm turning to you for help. I will need help on an ongoing basis so if I like your work this could be the start of wonderful things. I'm going to start by using the top 2 skins, and if we like others, we'll pick more.
Our quizzes are distributed in the form of widgets and are primarily used by websites and blogs to engage their readers/viewers (they are not 'bling' for a MySpace page). Other websites can grab the quizzes and embed them on their site as well.
First thing you should do is go to our website, www.mystudiyo.com and see what skins we currently have and some examples of our quizzes in action. Here are a few links as well:
What you get to do is to design your most creative, most inspired, most mind-blowingly awesome skin ideas, and I'm willing and eager to pay you for them (well, not a lot, but hopefully enough to get your best work).
Now for the anal stuff. In order to implement your design as smoothly as possible we have some pretty strict guidelines - but knowing these guidelines upfront will actually save you time.
Attached to the brief are a bunch of files which contain guides to the different sections of our quizzes and also the actual graphics that make up the skin. What we need are new skin images which exactly match the size of the images that we are currently using pixel for pixel so use the images from the brief as a basis for the new ones you create. Unfortunately we can't accept any skins which do not meet that requirement. In addition, remember that the buttons in the skin need rollover states (though not necessarily pressed states).
I'll be posting two projects for two different size skins. This one is for a skin to be designed at 380x400 pixels. The other one will be larger.
For this skin size the question media size (the size at which we display uploaded images) is 360x180. That means that the "stage" for the question media must contain an area of that size. If that is confusing, refer to the skin guides and the attached images.
One last thing that's pretty important. I'm really looking for new ideas which are very different from what we've got now. So just use the current designs as a starting point for departure and not as a guide for what I like.
Let me know if you have any questions
Josh at mystudiyo dot com
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