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Q: Desktop Theme & Icon Package using Object Desktop (Stardock) ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Desktop Theme & Icon Package using Object Desktop (Stardock)
Category: Computers > Graphics
Asked by: jonfursh-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 17 Mar 2006 15:31 PST
Expires: 14 Jun 2006 19:31 PDT
Question ID: 708580
First let me give you a little background:

We are a new company, conceived a little over a year ago by myself and
a buddy of mine.  We produce educational and training courses and
content.  But even more exciting, we are in the midst of developing a
learning engine platform that utilizes neuro, cognitive, and
psychological sciences in order to make a user?s learning experience
completely unique and tailored based on his or her personal learning
personality, styles, and preferences.

Within the next week or two, we will have our completed prototype,
along with a 30-minute interactive demonstration and tutorial.  We
realize the importance of branding, and therefore want to include a
desktop theme to accompany this demonstration.

I recently purchased Object Desktop, a product of Stardock.  Object
Desktop has an entire plethora of tools that all seem useful, however
extremely complicated.  I have neither the time nor the developed
skill to put something together that I?d feel comfortable handing out
to potential investors and clients.

Therefore, I am seeking someone to develop a desktop theme for us.  I
would prefer the theme be created using Office Desktop applications,
as it would allow us to edit content more easily.  I also need an Icon
package developed for the demonstration itself.

Where would I find a person to provide this service for me?  (Desktop
background, skin, toolbars, window borders, taskbar, buttons, icons,
animations, and any other like-themed element I am not mentioning).

How much does a service like this cost?  Please bear in mind; I am
only seeking the highest-quality work.  Incredibly creative graphic
design skills are certainly needed for this.  And at the same time,
please consider our very limited budget (we are a struggling, but
developing start-up company).

What is the average turn-around time to create an entire packaged
theme?  Please bear in mind; we are looking to have this developed and
ready for distribution within the next week or two.

If you are able to provide a comprehensive list of candidates, along
with detailed and correct contact information, level of quality, price
range, qualifications, experience, and ranking; I will provide an
additional $25 tip.

However, if you instead provide direct contact to the ?perfect?
candidate, who we ultimately select for this project, I will provide
an additional $50 tip.

Thank you for considering this question.

Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 17 Mar 2006 17:06 PST

Given your timeframe, this is what I would suggest, as the action
I would personally take. I would look over the offerings available
at the WinCustomize site, and at another site known for astonishing
desktop customizations, DeviantArt. I would take note of the authors
usernames who have created customizations which match the kind of
look you want to create, and then I'd join their forums and try to
contact the authors you've selected, and make your proposal directly
to them.


WinCustomize forums:


DeviantArt forums:

The DeviantArt forums have two ongoing threads for serious
job offers and job services.

Let me know whether you think this would satisfy your needs...


Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 21 Mar 2006 12:12 PST

I just noticed this is your first question on GA, so you might
not be familiar with how to respond to my Request for Clarification.

A user's guide on this topic is on skermit-ga's site, here: 
There is no answer at this time.

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