To the next lucky website contest holder,
Consider yourself fortunate if GDT Design chooses to participate in your design contest. I cannot say enough about GDT Design. He won an ultra competitive website challenge with SIX amazing and super creative finalists. I gave GDT copious, detailed notes, and he followed them to the letter, while continuing to produce elegant, crisp designs. He has no ego--meaning, he eagerly accepts feedback and corrections, and had no problem adapting his creative to fit my business needs. A desirable trait in such a talented person!
I have very high standards, and GDT met or exceeded them all.
GDT did a fantastic job of utilizing my logo elements and weaved them intricately throughout all the pages of my website design challenge. He also created a strong stylized aesthetic which really added character to my website. During the design process, it was clear that he did a good job reading the design brief and understood what was required of him; this meant that his initial designs were of high quality. After the job was done (he was already declared the winner of the contest), when he found out I could not afford one of the images he used, he gladly found and replaced the image with a more reasonable alternative.
GDT is a nice guy, a talented artist, and a true design partner. I look forward to working with him in the future.
How avvo1 started their custom wordpress themes journey
Right now lawyers who are looking to setup a blog don't have many options when it comes to legal themes. I'd like to create one that will be accepted to Wordpress' theme directory.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
I need a generic Wordpress theme made that will be used by lawyers.
I’m thinking that the legal look will probably be heavily achieved with a header graphic that will involve some type of legal imagery like books, scales of justice, gavels, etc. However, if you’ve got other ideas that convey the legal theme in terms of graphics or doing something in addition to, or beyond, the header, please try them.
At the bottom of the theme, it needs to say "Design by Avvo"
Final design must be delivered in layered PSD form.
IMPORTANT: It is very important that you do not violate anyone's copyright when you use an image in your design. Accordingly, please be prepared to show the source of your images and verify you are allowed to use them.