Sellers are a big part of eBay's success. Their sellers community is a place to foster a sense of community with others and to share knowledge and insight with one another for greater success in the eBay marketplace.
eBay had just completed a major overhaul of their main site and wanted to update their community center to reflect this for a consistant look and feel.
My designs reflected their new look while still straddeling the familiarity of their exisiting community center. The goal was to subtly bring users into a newly updated environment but not alienate them with a radical redesign. I achieved this by keeping content largely in their same locations and incorporating the updated color schemes and rounded colors they were now using.