There are a lot of perks that come with working at a web design firm. You get to be part of interesting projects, you meet fun, talented people, you get involved in exciting projects that happen around the city, and you get a outlet for your own creative ideas and abilities. But it’s rare to get involved in a project that offers all those perks rolled up into one project. And that is just the kind of project we were happy to come aboard on in the new design of the Contemporary Art Museums satellite project, Open Studios St. Louis.
It was a surprise project that stopped by due to some personnel movement in CAM and we were happy to hitch a ride to the party. And what a ride it has been.
The site itself came prepackaged with a great design but due to the clients ambitious goals it posed some unique hurdles for us here at the Studio. It needed to be appealing on the desk top as well as the phone. It needed well developed search capabilities and maps that visitors could use on the go.
It needed to showcase the broad spectrum of artists active in St Louis without preferring one medium to another. It needed to draw the visitor in with an inviting intuitive interface that compelled the visitor to explore the creative talent of the city. It needed to be both ascetically pleasing and functionally practical at the same time. It had to embody the artistic spirit of St Louis and represent the variety of art that transpires in the midst of us on a daily basis.
A tall order that needed to be complete in less than a month. But we at Studio 2108 are proud to say all hurdles have been cleared and what was just a concept 30 days ago now lives in digital space at openstudios-stl.com. We at Studio 2108 couldn’t be happier with the end result and we are more than happy to be part of this exciting event that will be going on the weekend of June 22-23.