As of right now I have not officially secured a client for the synthesis course. I currently have two available clients that I am waiting for verification from. The first client is for a firm, Invertor Service Center (ISC), in White House, Tennessee, which my current co-op company, Marysville Marine, is affiliated with and actually owns as a side business. My company features a page about the ISC on our website, however, they have grown quickly and are in need of their own site.
Since we own this company, we are in charge of the branding that is needed. The marketing director has asked me to do the website, which is something I would need to do outside of work because my other responsibilities at my co-op take up all of my work time. I have never met the people that work at ISC so it would be a fun experience to get to know them and communicate with them through this project. I am hoping to receive verification from this client sometime this week. This problem that they are facing was brought to my attention right before the holidays and with everyone just coming back to work last week, it has been hectic and has been difficult to receive any feedback or news from them.
If the ISC client falls through, my backup clients will be a local band, Sea of Bears, that needs branding. I would do their logo, the cover art for their newest cd, flyers for their upcoming shows and possibly a small WordPress site with hosting. I have spoken with them and they are more than willing for me to work for them.
So far before this semester, in order to gain a client, I have contacted two possible clients. I got in touch with my marketing director and the ISC firm via email and am still waiting to hear back, although I do not see it as an issue. The ISC firm would be my first choice for a client, as it will be a great portfolio piece and it will make me even more reputable at my co-op, as this would be the first site I would produce for them.
However, if it doesn’t work out with them, I will be more than thrilled to be able to generate more branding for Sea of Bears. My work would be seen by many of their fans and I believe I would still be able to gain some great portfolio pieces.