I am looking for a thumbnail design for my instagram grid. If I like your design, I will hire you to make 14 more slight variations on that one thumbnail, and if you can, animate my music visualizer. (More on that below.)
For the square thumbnails on my grid, I want each picture to be the specific cassette tape for that song.
It shouldn't look like a regular cassette tape. I want to make it a mix between a cassette tape and a "crypto hardware wallet" such as a Trezor. (pictures included at bottom)
This means that there will be a digital screen in the middle of the cassette (could you also turn the spindle part into a digital element on a screen?) In the thumbnail, there can be text on the screen, but when you click on the video, it will turn into a bouncing frequency music visualizer, and then the spindles will turn.
The Cassette/Wallet will also have a usb cord coming out of one side. This is the most defining element that will make it look like a wallet. The cassette will take up a large portion of the thumbnail, so the usb cord should probably wrap around the device somehow, to give the body of the cassette more room.
I would like the classic mixtape label with "title lines on the front of the cassette" - The title of the song will be written on that in a sharpie marker font.
When the user clicks to the video, it will be an animated version of the cassette thumbnail. For this reason, I need all the elements to be editable on layers so an animator (Or you!) can make a version that is in motion and has the music visualization element. Think about those youtube visualizer videos for music.
There will be lyrics in that video version, probably at the bottom of the screen.
Colors + Style: The background will be white. The cassette itself should probably be black, or gray (like the trezor), but the label can be any color or design. Think retro and simple like the picture of the mixtape.
If theres text or company logos on the label, it should be changed to make it crypto related. (Ex. instead of compact cassette, "crypto cassette", Companies like Coinphonics, or tiny warnings like "Warning: Don't forget your private seed!" All in subtle retro style logo and font. If you can't think of any it's not a game changer- just ask me and I'll give you some ideas.
I will be making 14 different labels after this, so you can think about a color palette. It might look cool if the 15 labels were all different colors that seemed to go together. Just an idea. I want them all to feel like they belong together. I want it to be a cohesive brand.
As for the style, I have some examples of styles I like in the references! It just needs to look like a mix between a cassette and a hardware wallet. Not just a cassette with a cord sticking out of it.
If you are already thinking of ideas for a logo and color palette, let me know in your submission.