Shooting to NYC but aiming to the moon
Trying to be their freelance designer
The test had 3 options: re-think CNN's video experience, re-design IMDb's movie page, or re-design Amazon's product page.
I chose the IMDb one...
This was IMDb's movie page back then. I won't get into all the problems I see here, but IMHO the major ones were:
IMDb back in 2014
I'm always not a fan of what I do first. This a Daniel thing. Always try at least 3 designs to start working hard on the rest of the project. And on this particular project (if I can call like that) I reached some of my designer friends to get some feedback.
When I reached out to some friends they helped me a lot to gather info and details where I could make the design to stand out more. Fantasy is known for its detailed and pixel perfect designs and this was what I tried to do. Attention to every element on the canvas, from font kerning to drop shadows, font-sizes, call-to-actions, and etc.
Final option sent to the agency
Although they said they liked what I did, and wanted to move forward with me as one of their freelancers, I never got a chance to work with them. But the work I did for Fantasy was worth every minute for the feedback alone.