Very good quality work and helped us work through the job with their own ideas.
Great turnaround time and design. Will deff be using Mithum in the future!
- Ari Blum
How bruce.crews started their web page design journey
Who are you known as?
On Air Audio Studios Inc.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We are a voice over recording studio that specializes in audio projects for businesses such as On Hold Messaging, Telephone Prompts, Website Audio, E-Learning Modules, Audiobooks, Sonic Branding, Radio Advertisements, and Audio for Video. Our target audience ranges in age from approximately 25 - 55 and is about 95% business to business.
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
What do you have in mind for the style and theme of the web page?
Overall we want a very clean and light design that pops out and is pleasing to look at but still is focused on functionality and driving business. Please keep the use of boxes to a minimum. The design should feel open and easy to grasp where all key elements are. We would like a retro theme to be used throughout the page but we need to ensure it is done in moderation and still manages to look current and fresh. We are ultimately priding our business on the knowledge of technology so we can't appear that we are in the past. We are open to the idea of using textures in the background or anywhere else that might fit. We are open to both the use of photography as well as illustrations. We think either way is a good chance to showcase the retro style we're after. The font could also be in a retro style. Important words should be very clear and large enough to be easily read. For colors we want to make sure colors from our logo are incorporated and we also like retro/warm tones of yellow, orange, blue/teal. More of this will be seen the image samples below.
We are looking for a home page for our new website that makes it very simple for a visitor to quickly understand where to go so they can accomplish what they came for. In addition to generating leads for customers to contact us we also want to encourage visitors to use our newly developed cart system where they can build their audio projects and easily manage them with their own account. We want to have firstly our logo at a nice big size and in the middle. Immediately below that we would like to offer up our 3 main services either as 3 speech bubbles or icons (or both!) or some sort of unique shape. The 3 main services are "Message On Hold", "Voip Telephone Prompts", and "Commercial Recording". In the icon/bubble/whatever for each of these we want a simple image/illustration that conveys the service followed by a call to action "Start Your Project". For example a telephone (message on hold), an ethernet symbol (Voip telephone), a reel to reel recorder (commercial recordings). At the top of the page somewhere should be the menu items that will always be visible to a user (Home, Services, About Us, Contact Us, Client Login, etc.). Below the 3 services some things we'd like to be able to incorporate are: a blog feed, a rotating slide of customer testimonials, icons/links to our social media, and possibly another rotating slide of various promotions. At the very bottom should be the usual long form contact info, business name, reiteration of main services, social media, etc.
What to avoid
We don't want the look to be too flat or washed out. Retro styles tend to get very dull. We also don't want the page to look too boxy. Boxes should be used sparingly. Designs that are too busy are also not favoured.