We do have a specific idea in terms of what we want our website to look and 'feel like" - our favorite website called The Lost Explorer. Refer to it often.
Feelings & Ethos of website :
Sleek, modern, luxuriously clean. Touching yet elegant photographs. small artistic accents. We want both the high-end aspect of our work AND our eco-friendly curious explorer nature to show.
We want the structure to be :
(1) Introduction page
(2) main page with company text
(1) Introduction picture/page.
Please use our name and logo « Vermillion : Made to Measure ». We LOVE our latest logo design pattern so would be happy to see it used here in some way. We also have photos of our family’s first factory (grey photos attached) so if you can incorporate those, great ! otherwise maybe in another section.
(2) Introduction text : We want our company aim to be displayed in a cool, hipster yet still very professional manner. You can have it in ONE lump ......
but we prefer if you break it into several sections – Heritage, Company values.. Aspirations....
We are VERY PROUD that our grandfather started manufacturing clothes and have photos of our original factory - attached Maybe this can be used to make a collage ? We’ll let your imagination take the lead !
A website which breaks up their « About » text in a visual way we liked is HOLZWEILER AGENCY
http://holzweileragency.com/about/ (the boxes are appealing. You get a lot of text yet it remains easy on the eyes.!)
(3) The Journalistic / featured stories section. This is where we want an appealing and artistically designed wall of photos (not grid-like, please ! too corporate !) to display photos with a nice little title and caption below. When we describe this, we're already thinking of http://www.TheLostExplorer.com (love their website!)
The photos should be things we’ve seen on our trips which inspired us : photos of mountains, nature, beautiful sculptures or ethnic artwork from Asia /Central America/ Portugal / Holland ! , spools of thread.
In our folder here we put photos of us two founders: Yvette and Yves (we're siblings!) You could add those there, or make one collage photo of both and put it there.
We really want the layout of this journaling page to give a similar effect to:
Format : The pages will form one long continous landing page, and there should be a small menu somewhere on the left where people can « click » and be brought to their point of interest.