Add feature to existing site to bring unprecedented tools and time saving features to Project managers and members alike. An online hub to centralise ongoing and forthcoming art commissions.
Commissioners: people that commission artists to make posters, gather the money and manage the project.
Commissionees: members that want to be part of these commissions/projects and will have to pay to be part of it and they get a poster at the end.
Project manager (Commissioner) posts the projects, they have their own back office with all the projects they have open, they can track payments, post updates and polls, add projects, view members and waitlists, etc.
Members can see what projects they are in and see if they paid, view updates on the project and provide feedback and interact with other members in the commission group page. Manage their waitlists and info. They can pay through the site to the project manager via PayPal.
Landing page for commissions : main page with list of commissions and tabs for :
“Upcoming Commissions” - “Active Commissions”, “List of Commissioners” and “Completed Commissions”
Latest commissions to go live (newest at top)
Last chance commissions (Less than 2 spots left) that updates to the fewest spots open at top of the list. If more than one have same number of openings then it’s by longest running group at top
Successfully (public) completed commissions (only if not listed as Secret)
The Commission part of the site will be divided into two parts :
Commissioner view with personal back office with tools to create and manage commissions Projects.
Member view with a simpler members area with info as described below, but all the tools he needs to manage the commissions he is part of, payments, waitlists.
Main features :
Personal Commissioner page listing commission groups
Thumbnail options for listing commissions w/ artwork, no. of members, cost, etc.
“Coming Soon” teaser thumbnails or posts for members to see before officially being open for joining
Can create and manage their own groups
Manage commissions and members with back office space
Manage people on waitlist and add or remove from group
Check payments and send reminders
Add polls (Artistic & Technical questions to the members of a group)
Add media (Lightbox and thumbnails)
Verified Reviews (w/ categories such as quality of work, shipping, communication) for both commissioner and commissionee
Pin messages in chat box or elsewhere on page
Rapidly check the commissions that they are in
Keep track of payments and deadlines (green tick next to username)
View a catalogue of commissions to join
List of groups where he is in a waitlist (with number in line; 1 in line is next to join if a spot opens)
Badges for fast payment (paid within 24 hours of payment required notification)
Request certain number of the run
Participate in the group chats and polls
Members of a commission group can review the commissioner
Ability to be visible or invisible to outside group members
3. Additional features
Chat board on each commission group page (commission can delete chats)
Secret groups with invitations and passwords
Visual timeline with interactive payment buttons
Pending review to join
Public / Private settings...
On a commission page members can (default private) choose a radio button to make their membership visible/public to anyone outside the group or remain private (hidden)
Commissioners can choose to make their group :
Secret (not searchable or visible anywhere, invite only)
Private (searchable and member list visible (if members choose public) no other info
Public (site visible and member list visible pending members/wait list members choose public)
members and wait listees have to select "public" to be visible in a group or group wait list