We have an active e-Commerce website that is in desperate need of a facelift. The site has been developed in Joomla and Virtuemart, and has many added modules for functionality (including some customer scripts). We need a designer to overhaul the look & feel of the entire site, incorporating and maintaining all of the functionality of the site while creating a new custom template. We are positioned to become a leading online retailer of industrial electronics, and we need a site that will reflect that. It must look like the "best of the best".
You must be an expert in working with Joomla and Virtuemart, because much of the existing site is custom coded and there are many modules that will need to be manipulated. We want everything from the Home Page through to the final checkout to look clean, professional, and extremely user friendly. We will not provide an existing competitor site for you to "steal" ideas from, so you must be creative and have the ability to implement your ideas. We are not developers, so you will be exclusively responsible for solving design challenges and creating the best site possible.
We will discard any response that does not provide links to completed e-commerce example sites. Please view our current site at [url removed, login to view] and provide suggestions in your proposal for your design strategy. Keep in mind that we will be adding the item pictures and descriptions ouselves, but you must design the style sheets.
We would like to work with a provider that is available during working hours in the USA time zones in order to facilitate smooth communication and expedite the project. Please do not ask for advance progress payments.