Mozilla Foundation Seeking Designer for $1,000,000 Mozillion Fundraising Site
Tuesday April 27th, 2004
The Mozilla Foundation is looking for a graphic designer to design its new online donations site, with the aim of raising US$1,000,000 over the next year. So far almost US$100,000 has been donated online and the Foundation is keen to build on this success with its Mozillion campaign, which borrows from the recent Internet fundraising efforts of several US presidential candidates. Interested designers must submit a Mozillion logo, homepage mockup and a design for one internal page of the campaign site by midnight Pacific Daylight Time on Friday 7th May.
send mail to mozillion at mozilla.org if you'd like a copy of our sitemap or page wireframes.
May 7th??? A week left deadline? This is not how most graphic designer get this done in so little time. Don't you understand that graphic designers take a lot more time to whip-up a couple of graphic works and a front-page website? , not to mention links to more webpages. Unless it is possible of the graphic designer do a sketch drawing with pencil and paper.
Well, I don't think this is an unreasonable timeframe for a mock up. It seems they want ideas, not the actual thing all ready to go. Usually the people I have worked with can give me a mock up with a quick idea that they have in a matter of a few hours not weeks, if that is what I need. Now, I think its a bit unreasonable since this will be a volunteer endeavor and it would be good to give a few weeks notice (just like the request for a new support team, which I thought should have been longer in length for requests) but it is doable. Obviously, if they have no volunteer work in that timeframe, they can simply extend the deadline.
Yeah, but that time frame is barely enough for sporadic readers of MozillaZine to even have time to read the news... A lot probably barely visit this site once a week even if they're big Mozilla fans. I agree with the parent poster that a month would be more reasonable. They'd at least get more submissions and possibly find a better artist to do the job...
No problem. Just send us a mail that you intend to submit a concept (which is indeed what we're looking for), and we'll extend your deadline until May 14.
#6 Agreed - this is an fairly impossible request
Sunday May 2nd, 2004 10:12 PM
I hate to complain, as I'd love to contribute to the Mozilla cause, but this is a losing request. It's almost impossible to design something that actually works /well/ for a particular site without critical items like:
- site content (what's going in the page? What form / media is it in? etc.) - target audience: is this aimed at people who use Mozilla products? People who don't? The general population? Geeks?
I agree with the earlier poster who complained about the timeframe, too. Designers, especially designers who care about designing sites that achieve their goals, cannot simply snap their fingers and make a web site appear, no more than a Mozilla developer can snap his fingers and create a web browser from scratch.