I need an illustration/graphic that is filling the whole screen on the landing page of my web application. The frontend is responsive and as such the graphic will be automatically downsized appropriately for mobile & tablets in portrait or landscape mode.
The background of the image should be white.
The main audience will access the website via laptop and older desktop computers (screen resolutions of 1024 pixel and above).
The illustration/graphic needs to show the purpose and features of the web app in one single picture. It needs to communicate the following:
- the web app helps handling data from various internet sites (see description of product)
- it will automate tasks that are otherwise very time consuming (like visiting all those various websites on a regular basis to find and download new data)
- it will automate the laborious and difficult to understand task of identify which of the matches from a person's DNA test are close relatives (within the last 200 years) and which aren't related so closely (way further back in time)
- it eliminates the need to track a lot of different information about the DNA matches in a spreadsheet
- it provides an anonymous messaging platform where cousins can communicate in closed user groups and exchange private information about their families and ancestors - especially important for adoptees)
- it places ancestors on a map where pins (representing people) are ancestors of both yours and your cousins ancestors (to identify "closeness in time & location")
- it will help verify and extend family trees and connect people via their shared common ancestor
The illustration & graphics should therefore illustrate all of the above (and the points described under product description), my first picture that comes to my mind is that of an Octopus.
The Octopus has eight tentacles and is therefore being able to do many things concurrently and independently from each other. It's also grabbing things via its tentacles, the purpose of the web app is to "grab" information from the mentioned websites and put it all in one designated space -> the web app.
Other illustrations aren't barred as long as they transfer all of this via one image.
The following 8 objects (in absence of a better word) need to be incorporated in the final design selected (again in no particular order):
1) The word "GEDmatch" as pictured in their logo using their colors (gray/black)
2) The word "23andme" as pictured in their logo using their colors (gray)
3) The words "Family Tree DNA" as pictured in their logo using their colors (gray/red?)
4) The word "AncestryDNA" as pictured in their logo using their colors (light green)
5) The word "WikiTree" as pictured in their logo using their colors (black & yellow)
6) an illustration of a portion of a map with different pins on it (some close together). Each pin should represent one person (ancestor). It doesn't need to be a realistic map, the main purpose is to show that some people are close to each other and some are further away
7) The illustration of a spreadsheet which is used to organize information on it via different colors. There is no need for the information to be readable itself, it just needs to resemble a spreadsheet and should show a minimum of 4 different colors
8) The illustration of a group of 4-5 people communicating with each other via email. It should show group email that everyone receives as well as a personal message between 2 people only. People can be represented in a simple way like icons, the emphasis is on using email as the way to communicate with each other.
To avoid legal discussions about copyright infringement or trademark issues please do not copy the above mentioned companies logos for the illustration/graphic! Using the words and the colors should be enough.
In my laymen thinking I see an Octopus that is having each of the 8 items/objects described above in one of his tentacles.
Please remember that the main illustration/graphic needs to be in 4:3 format (as most laptops & desktop still use this format).