It’s 2013. As a nonprofit focused on online fundraising, you’ve likely started making resolutions to improve, diversify or broaden your fundraising efforts. Continue reading
As websites continue to gain usefulness beyond what you’d find in a brochure, the Long Island Lutheran schools’ website has been officially welcomed into the social media era. Guide Creative is thrilled to have partnered with the school system to create a bold online presence that will deepen engagement with its users. Continue reading
Giving precious time and undivided attention to its website development, ERDO can now celebrate a job well done. Working extensively with Guide Creative on design and site development, they go live with a great-looking site and a lot of improvements under the hood. Continue reading
How do you measure a year? It’s not the number of minutes, but perhaps what we do with those minutes is what really matters. For us, it’s about designing, building and launching sites… Continue reading
In the heart of New York City, Union Theological Seminary has a rich history and deep connection to the city it calls home. For this reason, it wanted its design to showcase not only its surroundings, but also the relationship between its students and the community. Extensive content and design strategy with Guide Creative led to a photo-enriched and bold, flexible design that makes content easy to find, while displaying more content in less space.
As an organization that seeks to do good to those in need, it is important to create a connection between its audience and the people touched by the organization’s outreach. Guide Creative produced a warm design that includes compelling and deeply personal photography, allowing ERDO – Emergency Relief & Development Oversees – to use its site to demonstrate the effectiveness of its ministry overseas.
Fresh content and effective media help Northwest Christian University drive enrollment and engagement with its audiences. At the heart of this bold design, by Guide Creative, is a slideshow that demonstrates how the students exhibit the values and mission of the university. Additionally current and former students can stay engaged with the latest news and events, while prospective students can be aware of the many opportunities to get connected.
When a website is an important medium for delivering a large amount of content, it has a tendency to be difficult to manage along with a set of design challenges. So Guide Creative paid special attention to this requirement and designed a site that allows the organization to easily update its content, while still providing the user with a smooth design and clean user experience. Additionally, social media feeds are subtly introduced without overcrowding the rest of the content.
A large amount of information, as the World Affairs Council seeks to promote global understanding and engagement, can compromise quality of design and create an overwhelming user experience. So the organization worked with Guide Creative with several strategy discussions and an in-depth audience analysis. The result is a clean and simple design that not only organizes the site’s content, but it effectively puts emphasis on membership by giving special attention to its audience groups, and emphasis on events by featuring high-profile speakers and engagement opportunities.
Presenting information, promoting events and providing a place for its congregants to stay connected, Wilshire Boulevard Temple wanted to use its website as a central communication hub. Guide Creative designed a site that not only honors the temple’s brand with a new, updated look and feel, but it also consolidates a vast amount of information through interactive features, making it easily available and accessible, without overcrowding.
A school that dates back more than a century, Shipley School wanted a fresh, new experience with its website. While building on the existing framework of the previous site, Guide Creative was able to maintain a smooth transition from the old design to the new. More importantly, the new site was designed to reflect the updated brand guidelines, while adding the “pizzazz” and “wow factor” the school had desired.
Photography is the centerpiece of this design as the school seeks to demonstrate its various activities and opportunities for students. Designing the content around a high impact slideshow, Guide Creative was able maintain the existing content structure, while adding interactive elements to contain social media integration and opportunities for connection through news and activities, as well as re-emphasizing the brand.
Showing a connection between a gift and its impact is one of the challenging tasks for any development office. The Lynn University Office of Advancement uses its website to not only show how contributions help fund certain projects but how they also help individuals realize their dreams. Guide Creative helped focus on this priority by designing a site that makes storytelling the focus, but to also allow donors an easy way to get involved.
Restavek knows many statistics from its work in Haiti, but each number represents an individual child in slavery. Guide Creative built the design around powerful photography that evokes anger toward child slavery in Haiti, tying it to each number. From child sponsorship to fundraising and advocacy, the website provides many opportunities to take action and participate in the mission, while emphasizing the meaning behind it.
For a school that values tradition, yet has a younger audience, Southwest Christian School has a lot going on. Guide Creative honored its emphasis on traditional values by designing a site that not only follows the brand guidelines with soft textures and muted colors, but with effectively organized content in order describe its mission, promote frequent events, and show its impact through news and features about its students and alumni.
Located at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine, Carrabassett Valley Academy is a College Preparatory Academy that offers state of the art classrooms, a nurturing academic environment and a sharp focus on world-class athletic programs, but what really sets them apart is their “coolness” factor. Wanting this feeling to carry over into their new web presence, Carrabasset Valley Academy approached Guide Creative to redesign their existing NetCommunity Online Campus Community website. Using cutting edge design methods such as parallax, Guide Creative delivered a website that not only wows visually, but offers an exciting user interface that rewards exploration. Designing a website just as cool as their Academy was quite the challenge, but the results more than speak for themselves.
I’ve always wanted to be a Rockstar. I practice frequently by singing into a hairbrush but I haven’t gotten my big break – not yet. They do always say good things come to those who wait… Continue reading