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ST Portfolio Collage
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Business & Consulting
Privately held, advanced technology development firm Spencer Trask & Co. (ST) transforms big ideas into world-changing companies. ST works directly with startups in scaling their businesses from the idea-stage to the world-stage. We engage with entrepreneurs at the idea stage, and fund/advise them through the idea and business development stage until they are ready for public investment (we are a business incubator). Our foundational work has put our portfolio companies in positions of leadership across the industries of healthcare, predictive medicine, telecommunications, mobile telephony, and more. Audience: Big idea makers / holders (mavericks, geniuses, fearless change agents) [Those who are the “next generation” of Edisons]; AND Established startup entrepreneurs [Those who should be inspired by ST and are seeking advisement]
What's your vision?
Master Project Overview We are developing a new corporate website for ST. As part of this effort we are seeking original creative treatments for the website’s landing page. These are to be original composites or collages that graphically reflect and showcase ventures ST has first funded or founded, and the “missions'' these companies represent. Prior to commencing with a full site build, we are looking to identify an artist who can best capture the "story" of our portfolio companies using images of the idea, the hero and the impact. Current Design Request For this challenge, we would like to ask that you focus on developing concepts for our company, Ciena. The winner of this challenge will have the option of completing up to 6 additional collages that represent our other companies. The collage should reflect: 1. The idea/before: started with the laser 2. The hero: Dr. Dave Huber, the brilliant mind behind Ciena 3. The impact/after: once his wave-division multiplexer was commercialized, the internet as we know it today was born (this technology enabled the exponential growth in speed and capacity of the Internet in 1996) *We strongly advise that you review the Sequoia Capital website (https://www.sequoiacap.com) as guidance and note how that firm visually translates stories about its funded companies.
There are required images for this collage which are attached, along with a full creative brief. You must use at least one of each: before image, hero image and after (impact) image. You are welcome to treat these images creatively, i.e., color to black and white (or reverse); change a photo to a sketch; incorporate related background/representative imagery (fiber optics, global reach of the internet, high speed internet, etc.). Try not to obsess with the fact that this is going on a landing page. Our decision-maker doesn't know the difference. He will be reviewing "artistic representations of his Ciena story." I welcome any questions. Attachment notes: - "Dawn of the Internet" is the full "story" we are trying to tell. - BEFORE Gould Laser Paper: the important section is the stamp on the left, and the top third of the page. - BEFORE On the QT of Rad: the importance of this attachment is in the equation itself. Doesn't really matter which part of the equation, but you can consider pulling it into the collage as an additional visual component. It is not a standalone BEFORE component. - AFTER MOMA image: this is a literal, technical representation of internet usage in a single moment around the globe. - The Historical Guide image is the only version of a collage that we have seen that the Chairman likes. It's seriously outdated and dark, but he loves the way the images come together as one and all of his before, hero and after images are present. You will note it is extremely different that the Sequoia site referenced above. - The images attached are the highest resolution images I have, but feel free to look for a higher resolution photo online. If you are able to do this effectively, there may be additional work in the development of the rest of the collages we are looking to create.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Illustration or graphics starts at $499.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their illustration or graphics.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Ksafir collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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