Project

Made By Us

Description

Made By Us is an initiative in partnership with The Smithsonian that aims to unleash access to history and civics education for young adults.

I've had the pleasure of working with the team since 2020 on their WordPress website, and was excited by the chance to reimagine the project in Framer. Incorporating hand-drawn and collaged elements from previous designs, this iteration is not only a design evolution but a significant time-saver when for the MBU team.

Executive Director Caroline Kilbanoff has been extremely happy with the results, sharing that the new design in Framer “is the editable, modular web platform of our overextended dreams.”

Services

Brand Identity

Brand Strategy

Web Design

Industy

Non-Profit

Project

Made By Us

Description

Made By Us is an initiative in partnership with The Smithsonian that aims to unleash access to history and civics education for young adults.

I've had the pleasure of working with the team since 2020 on their WordPress website, and was excited by the chance to reimagine the project in Framer. Incorporating hand-drawn and collaged elements from previous designs, this iteration is not only a design evolution but a significant time-saver when for the MBU team.

Executive Director Caroline Kilbanoff has been extremely happy with the results, sharing that the new design in Framer “is the editable, modular web platform of our overextended dreams.”

Services

Brand Identity

Brand Strategy

Web Design

Industy

Non-Profit

Project

Made By Us

Description

Made By Us is an initiative in partnership with The Smithsonian that aims to unleash access to history and civics education for young adults.

I've had the pleasure of working with the team since 2020 on their WordPress website, and was excited by the chance to reimagine the project in Framer. Incorporating hand-drawn and collaged elements from previous designs, this iteration is not only a design evolution but a significant time-saver when for the MBU team.

Executive Director Caroline Kilbanoff has been extremely happy with the results, sharing that the new design in Framer “is the editable, modular web platform of our overextended dreams.”

Services

Brand Identity

Brand Strategy

Web Design

Industy

Non-Profit

Mobile

With such a vibrant color palette, we included approved color combinations in the brand guidelines to keep the visual language defined.

Jake is a no-drama, solutions-oriented thought partner who feels like a player on your team, not just a vendor for hire.

Caroline Kilbanoff

Executive Director, Made By Us

As a very small team, juggling many priorities, we needed a new website to showcase our work, which is continually evolving in approach and impact, the can be easily updated without overly taxing our team. With the solutions Jake developed, we have a very nimble set up that allows our team to edit our own website to reflect the changing needs of our work. His design showcases some of our more complex deliverables really well, including creative ways to display social media platforms, and publications that would not be a burden to continue updating.

It was so nice and feel-good to work with a developer that was open minded, offered advice or guidance, but with zero arrogance or unnecessary complexity. Jake really heard our concerns and worked specifically to solve them, rather than just applying a one size fits all approach. As a tiny org with limited capacity, this matters so much - no time to spare on shiny new solutions that miss the mark!

The biggest impact has been in the increased capacity for our team to make edits or updates to keep our web presence up to date and engaging, and reflect what we do. We no longer have to work within a locked in structure that doesn’t serve the content! In combination with our other marketing efforts, the website helped us raise half our annual budget in the 2 months since launch! I’m much more comfortable, thrilled actually, to just send a potential donor the link because I know it looks good and represents our current thinking and work.

Jake is a no-drama, solutions-oriented thought partner who feels like a player on your team, not just a vendor for hire.

Caroline Kilbanoff

Executive Director, Made By Us

As a very small team, juggling many priorities, we needed a new website to showcase our work, which is continually evolving in approach and impact, the can be easily updated without overly taxing our team. With the solutions Jake developed, we have a very nimble set up that allows our team to edit our own website to reflect the changing needs of our work. His design showcases some of our more complex deliverables really well, including creative ways to display social media platforms, and publications that would not be a burden to continue updating.

It was so nice and feel-good to work with a developer that was open minded, offered advice or guidance, but with zero arrogance or unnecessary complexity. Jake really heard our concerns and worked specifically to solve them, rather than just applying a one size fits all approach. As a tiny org with limited capacity, this matters so much - no time to spare on shiny new solutions that miss the mark!

The biggest impact has been in the increased capacity for our team to make edits or updates to keep our web presence up to date and engaging, and reflect what we do. We no longer have to work within a locked in structure that doesn’t serve the content! In combination with our other marketing efforts, the website helped us raise half our annual budget in the 2 months since launch! I’m much more comfortable, thrilled actually, to just send a potential donor the link because I know it looks good and represents our current thinking and work.

Jake is a no-drama, solutions-oriented thought partner who feels like a player on your team, not just a vendor for hire.

Caroline Kilbanoff

Executive Director, Made By Us

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Availability is limited, book your call today.

We only take on 12 projects per year to give our clients the focused attention they deserve.

Our discovery calls are 100% free and will give you specific, actionable steps to better resonate with your clients.

© 2012–2024 Jake Cooper Design