I want all pages to be largely photo driven. I have promo photos I like, and also live shots that show what I do, so I don’t want anything over-designed. At the same time, I hope to achieve a design that mirrors my performing approach: vibrant, cool, modern, and mysterious. I’m extremely easy-going and easy to work with, so I look forward to working with whoever I end up with.
Homepage (#1): It should have a group of photos in rotation that show me performing, posed, the various magic I do, etc. Clear links to all other sections of the site. Has to scream “A great magician, and you can have him at your next event!”
I like both of these links, but am also open to other ideas that are less busy.
Bio (#2): The design of this page will also be used on separate but similar pages for: Contact, Services (brief description of the shows I do), Press Kit (place to download my bio and high rez photos), Cover Story (a PDF of a recent story written about me). Perhaps just a photo on one half and text on the other, something like this but a lot more fun:
Video Page (#3): Couldn’t be simpler. Just a clean mosaic of video clips of me performing on TV and live:
Merchandise Page (#4): This is the place where magicians can buy my tricks and props. I want it to look something like this:
But I would like the name of each product associated with the picture so people know what they are looking at. This page would be linked to paypal.
Tragic Magic (#5) This is the wild card. I do a presentation called Tragic Magic on dangerous magic. It's a separate show that I book separate from other things. So I want it to have its own landing page. Design can look different and darker and more history vibe than other aspects of site.
Finally, I need a blog page. Simple, but important.
Blog Page I want to keep a blog where I can post pics and write briefly about career stuff, fun shows I’m doing, etc. I am doing this mostly for SEO purposes.