Industrial Coatings World is an online magazine for the coatings industry. We are scientists and chemists with extensive knowledge in the coatings industry, sharing our knowledge with other interested scientists and engineers. Although this might sound like a serious industry, we enjoy having fun, cracking jokes, and good humor. A design that can capture both aspects would be ideal.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
This site is geared toward scientists, engineers, product developers, and product designers. Our audience is world-wide and very diverse in language, culture, and community.
The current site can be found at http://industrialcoatingsworld.com. This site started several years ago just as a way to disseminate knowledge on the subject of coatings. Since then, interest and demand in the subject online has grown. Although someday we hope to start publishing a physical magazine, our current short-term focus is a new online presence.
Please see the attached logo. This has just bee completed and will be used as the face of the magazine. The colors of the new design should complement the colors used in the logo.
A new site is in development at http://icw.test.circle9media.com/. You will need to use the username: icw09 and password: icwpassword09. We would like to keep the same general layout with header, main content on the left, and supporting content on the right. Feel free to play with the right 2 columns, but we would like the information that is there, easily accessible. Your design should include all of the elements currently on the front page of the site, but feel free to play with positioning.