As you know, Gamers With Jobs is primarily run by people who have proper day jobs and a lot on their plate. Myself included. So when we're working on something new and awesome it tends to be a bit of a slow burn as we chip away at it in our spare time. There comes a point in the project, however, where the time for picking is over and we need to hunker down and get the job done.
This is where you come in. Drupal expert and all around awesome guy Jeff Beeman (doogiemac) has been working with a number of talented people over the past year getting the next iteration of the website lined up with the latest version of Drupal. Most of the heavy lifting on the back-end is complete and we've even got a good base for the site's new interface. What we need now is a talented web designer to really make this thing pop.
We're very keen to have someone who knows Gamers With Jobs and what we're all about to come on board and help us out. This will be a paid position of sorts, although it likely won't be as much as you're used to. As usual, we're at the whims of the donation drive to dictate our budget, but I can guarantee the undying gratitude of the community at large at the very least!
So what are we looking for? If you're a web designer and you kick ass, meet me after the break.
Here is the kind of help we're looking for:
- Interface and art design. Certain elements like our logo are set in stone (mostly) but things like color palette, typeface, layout and flow are all very much up for grabs. The goal is to keep things simple, elegant and focused on delivering good content and a strong forum experience. The good news is you don't have to design around ad space!
- Make sure you know it's Gamers With Jobs the moment you load the page. So many sites are basically WordPress templates these days. We're not looking to pull a Killzone and change FPS controls just for the sake of being different, but the site should be tailored to GWJ's unique content and brand. I can't believe I just wrote that.
- Examples of your past work would be great.
- You don't need Drupal experience. Jeff can handle getting a design implemented, but if you do have some Drupal chops (or want to earn some) that's great too.
So there you have it! Interested? Drop us a line using the site's contact form above and let us know! We have a rough schedule laid out for how long the work is going to take, but we can tailor that to your schedule too.