I'm new to Joomla, but not to CMSs in general(I have years of Drupal/Wordpress module/plugin development), but I am unsure of how to go about creating what a client asked for. Part of it is since I am new to Joomla, I am unsure of what to Google in order to see some examples of what I'm trying to accomplish.
Basically, I need to create a custom administrative panel/page that allows the admins to upload a picture, have it be custom formatted to their standards, and display some text next to it at a particular area of the homepage.
First, does a popular module/plugin like this already exist? If not, would this be a custom plugin, module, or administrative template? If it is a template, would it be best to create a new custom administrative template, or modifying the default one?