Our current site is very dark---which we don't like. And it's busy, with seemingly overwhelming photographs. We want to keep it simple and elegant.
The current site is also a work-in progress. The front landing page will soon feature a whiteboard animation (see attached). The stick-figure will be personified, and cleverly explain the benefits and experience of our event.
Design should be clean and 'corporate' looking.
I have included an updated logo which we would like to build from, and evolve (not finalized). We really like the orange accent color.
The whiteboard animation and new logo should both be taken into consideration when producing the design, so they flow and work in conjunction with each other. I have also attached a diagram to show the areas that need to be re-designed.
The site is powered by a platform called NGIN (which is not completely customizable, as others such as WordPress or Drupal). Most all efforts should be focused to the areas designated in the attached document.