I am a web applications architect who works for a major web development agency. I built most of the ScrumDog.com site myself in my free time, but I don't have very good design or illustration skills. I built ScrumDog because I needed a better scrum-based project management software for my projects. I like the idea of a black lab (or chocolate lab) as the logo for the following reasons:
1) The dog matches our name (ScrumDog)
2) Labs are friendly, eager to help, and playful
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Our target audience is web developers and project managers. People who are web savvy and appreciate a good, clean design.
I need a fun homepage illustration to grab people's attention and make the site look more polished and legitimate. The following urls have homepage illustrations that I like:
I am open to other homepage ideas as well. The main goal is to impress people the first time they come to the site and get them to sign up.
BIG PICTURE: I need a couple of quick wins to make my product look more attractive like my main competitor, Basecamp (http://basecamphq.com/). I am open to suggestions as to how to accomplish this. If I find a talented designer who understands my needs, there are more design projects I'd like to undertake (such as a header graphic).