Project6 Design recognized for prestigious interactive media award
Project6 Design Wins at the 16th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards Competition
The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, has announced the 2017 award winners to highlight this year’s “best of the best” in interactive media production.
Project6 Design was recognized for their excellence with Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards for their work with CrossFit, Clackamas Community College, and Zetta respectively.
A new and dynamic look was needed to showcase the CrossFit Games events’ growing popularity, and accommodate the ever increasing percentages of mobile website visitors. With athlete participation and media buzz increasing exponentially each year, CrossFit turned to Project6 to improve the site from the ground up.
Working closely with the CrossFit IT department, a new system was developed that delivers content both from their internal databases and various Drupal media content types. With the upgraded system in place, a new and improved UI/UX was developed for the front-end. The revised design makes use of the full screen and is a much bolder approach and optimized the entire experience for website visitors who were on the go.
Oregon-based Clackamas Community College (CCC) offers high quality education and training opportunities for students looking to earn a degree or certificate, get an affordable jumpstart to transfer to a four-year university, or simply to continue their lifelong learning.
Over the years, CCC’s website had outgrown its existing design. Information sprawled across the site, difficult to find and disorienting to use. Navigational naming was vague and confusing. Too many features and messages competed for attention. Beyond that, the look and feel of the site—built for desktop only—simply didn’t do the the forward-thinking administration and vibrant student body any justice: the dull palette, flat graphics, and staged photographs simply did not bring the school to life. To add to the frustration, marketing updates rolled out slowly because all changes had to be routed through the IT department.
Clackamas brought a solid foundation of strategic user and analytics research to the table and chose the Sitefinity system as their CMS at the outset of the project. Armed with this background, Project6 proposed a clear, scaleable architecture to enable users to browse effectively—without becoming lost or feeling overwhelmed. Fresh layouts brought the up-to-date brand to life, infusing the site with video and imagery, and balancing the need to inspire and inform potential future students while providing important tools, resources, and instructions for existing ones.
The CCC site now reflects the vibrant campus that it represents. Students shine on every page. Pages are responsive across desktop, tablets, and smartphones. New user controls serve up dynamic data to inform students’ schedules. The Athletics section—once an entirely separate website—is knit seamlessly into the site. Best of all, the marketing team has full control of the bold, unified look and feel, with more than a dozen modules at their disposal to address and respond to their student body’s changing needs.
Zetta achieved brand consistency with their new identity, brand design, marketing collateral, trade show booth, and website. Utilizing the latest web technology: Drupal 8 web design, SaaS, Bootstrap, Marketo CRM integration, animated SVG icons, responsive development, parallax image display and a fixed header for constant access to business-critical CTA, the new website is primed to last and make a big impact on the bottom line.
The 2017 awards competition saw over 1000 entries from around the world including 36 out of 50 US States and 16 other countries including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, and the United Arab Emirates.
An international panel of judges, consisting of industry professionals with diverse backgrounds evaluated categories ranging from online advertising to mobile applications. The 2017 winning entries showcase the industry’s best interactive media solutions including web sites, mobile applications, print media, interactive displays, public exhibits, online advertising, video, email and more.
“The 2017 competition was an extremely interesting competition for many reasons. We saw a return to simplicity of the user experiences, an emphasis on minimal design, a deepening of the importance of mobile first design and more targeted and streamlined content to bolster the user’s offline experiences,” Said, Mike Sauce- Founder of the Horizon Interactive Awards. “In addition, we continue to see and integration of multiple types of media to seamlessly integrate social channels, audio, video, 360° immersive video, and stunning photography. Many of the top award winners illustrate a perfect balance of form and function that are as welcoming and interesting to look at as they are in their overall purpose.”
The Horizon Interactive Awards holds the competition each year with the winners being announced the following April. For more information visit the Horizon Interactive Awards online: www.horizoninteractiveawards.com.
About the Horizon Interactive Awards
In its 16th year, the Horizon Interactive Awards was created to recognize excellence in interactive media production worldwide. Since 2001, the competition has received tens of thousands of entries from many countries around the world and nearly all 50 US States. Each year, those entries are narrowed down to the “best of the best” to be recognized and promoted on an international stage for their excellence. The judging process involves a blend of the Horizon Interactive Awards advisory panel and an international panel of volunteer judges consisting of industry professionals. Winning entries have been dubbed the “best of the best” in the interactive media industry.
About Project6 Design, Inc.
Project6 Design is an award-winning San Francisco Bay Area graphic design firm working with high-tech, retail, education, and nonprofit organizations. Our strategic process helps elevate their brand, engage their target audience, and drive business results. Our services include branding, print collateral design, and web design and development. For more information, call (510) 540-8005, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at https://www.project6.com.