Modified description (sent to current designers 07.12)
Hello everyone! (this note is a little lengthy but designers that take the time to review and incorporate these items will do very well in this contest)
Very pleased with the submissions so far, we have sent our individual messages regarding your designs. As we have seen some common elements we want addressed here is a quick overall update on what we are looking for:
1. Idea’s for categories section and how to incorporate/ animate larger categories like skilled trades - what this means is there are a few designers that have shown us effects when you scroll over a main category, but we have some main categories with over 15 sub categories, how might this information be displayed...
2. Switch the 8 main categories to icons instead of stock images
3. The About Us / Why choose us / Benefits of Pro-jekts etc. This is an area where we are really needing your design expertise. How to best display information about our platform to the public...
Some notes about us.
3(a) We are build to help any consumer connect with multiple contractors from a single post. There are many websites that are basically digital yellow pages, a directory simply listing contractors organized into categories. Our website is interactive. The consumer posts a project, indicates what professionals they need, and then the site sends emails to all the contractors in those categories that there is a new job (How can we describe this in as little detail as possible)
3(b) Consumers go to our competitor sites to look for contact information about a specific contractor - we connect them automatically - this is a site where you actually post the job you have and the site figures out who to contact, this includes multiple contractors in multiple disciplines of work (You can connect with designers for your blueprints, engineers for the structural design, builders, electricians, plumbers all from a single post)
3(c) There is a ton of educational content and FAQs associated with Pro-jekts. This is practical information about building codes, city zoning/bylaws, important, check sheets to complete a project, information about what to look for when hiring a contractor (licensed/insured).
3(d) Professionals - Signing up with us ensures your are always apart of the conversation. Finding new clients is all about generating new leads. What Pro-jekts offers is a construction HUB. A website specifically built to help a consumer by educating them on the building practices in their community, and giving them the ability to connect with every type of professional they need at once (again - designers/engineers/builders etc.). Every time a consumer posts a job that requires a specific skill that a registered professional has, that professional receives an email notifying them that there is a new job. They get to know about anyone looking for their services as soon as a consumer needs them.
We want to be the best place for a consumer to go to when they need to build something in Calgary.
This section 3 is very important from a design standpoint - how can we display all of this text and get these key concepts out in a way that visually looks great...the designer that can come up with a solid way to help us communicate what makes us different from our competition will stand a great chance of winning this.
4. We have noticed that some of you have add different elements that we did not ask for – Eg: a contact us section, New project section, Reviews/Testimonials. We love this keep thinking and showing us ideas that you have - this is why we go with 99 designs - we want your thoughts. Never take it as a bad thing if we dont like something.
We want to be the HUB for the construction industry, creating the best place for a consumer to post a construction project to connect with any professional they need. In turn, the site will be the best place for professionals to advertise their services as they will be contacted immediately when there is a new job that is posted that matches their skill set.
Our audience consists of consumers (homeowners / business owners) and professions in the construction industry (designers / drafters / engineers / builders / skilled trades - electrical, plumbing etc.)
Consumer accounts simply create a free account then have the ability to post a project. The site asks the consumer a variety of questions to help post the job, giving them the ability to select any type of professional they need.
The professional account lets the contractor indicate what categories on the site they want to be linked to (what they do), indicate if they are licensed, insured, or part of the better business bureau. This info will all be displayed on a `contractor card` that is displayed in any category they are linked to.
What our website provides is a place for a consumer to post a project, indicate every professional they need to complete a project, and connect with all of them at once. Rather then contacting multiple professionals in multiple disciplines 1 at a time, what we built connects a consumer to every trade registered in a category they need.
-There are various FAQ`s relating to construction.
-There are built in rating systems for consumers to rate their professional once a project is completed.
-The website allows consumers to pay their professional directly through the site
We are Pro-jekts. A Calgary-based startup looking to be the central HUB for everything construction related. Our innovative platform connects you to the individuals that can help! From design, obtaining permits, skilled trades to even the 'odd jobs', everyone you need is simply just a click away.