Cutcaster got their new banner ad by running a design contest:
Referral banner ads for Cutcaster Image Marketplace
Check out Cutcaster's Banner ad contest…
Art & Design
Cutcaster is an online marketplace for high-quality, royalty-free stock photography, illustrations, and vector graphics. We connect image sellers with image buyers in an easy-to-use website focused on what’s most important: helping you find exactly what you need quickly, and within your budget. You can see the site at http://cutcaster.com
What's your vision?
We just relaunched our site and need your help creating effective referral banners that can be used for both attracting buyers of stock images and contributors to our site (i.e. photographers and illustrators). These will be banners used by photographers or illustrators to add to their websites or blogs to refer traffic back to Cutcaster. They need to have a common theme, color (prefer blue) and message (see below). Needs Cutcaster Logo, Call to action button over the banner image that stands out and will make the user want to click through, simple clean text that stands out from the background image and makes sense with the text that you use for the benefits of the site and the "call to action" wording. You are free to choose the layout, images used, logotype. But please try to be as creative as possible with the layout and that your message that you create uses the taglines we added to this brief and correlates with the call to action button wording. You have the freedom to play around with the design to make something that stands out, is professional but still has a sense of fun. You can use images found on the site or in this collection at http://cutcaster.com/lightbox/2033-Crescendo-Collection/ with the watermarks and if we choose your design we can give you a free account with credits so you can download that image for your final design. Sizes you can create 480 x 60 120 x 600 125 x 125 250 x 250 80 x 30 125 x 60
UPDATE- 1. Just choose one of these points to add as the tagline to any of your banners. Do not use all three. a. Quality images you can afford b. Affordable pricing. Images under $1 c. Buy and sell stock images The call to action button should have the text (choose one) a. Learn More b. Download Now c. See our Pics d. Sign up e. Try Now f. See Plans I will add below to the attached files some call to action button styles that we like as well as some examples from competitors I added a bunch of new call to action buttons below. The one i like alot is called add this type of banner for homepage around side of the slideswhow.jpeg and its the raised black shaded area that is on the right side of the image. i like how it is raised off the page and has the darker shade of "Join Today" i think that design is well done. as for images you can use images from this collection for any backgrounds or collages of images you use in the design http://cutcaster.com/lightbox/2033-Crescendo-Collection/
$295 Silver package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Banner ad starts at $49.
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 banner ad.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Cutcaster 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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