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Where we discuss our work, thoughts, and process

Non-Profit Website Design Examples and Best Practices

We’ve been lucky enough to work on hundreds of non-profit web design and development projects over the years – from small local charities to large international organizations. While each of these brands have presented their own unique challenges, we’ve noticed man… Read the Post

5 Ways We Utilize Libraries in Sketch

Several years ago, our team switched away from Photoshop to start using Sketch as our primary web design tool.  It has been a great transition for us.  We love the lightweight nature of the platform ability it has given us to work better, faster. One of the many cool features… Read the Post

A Designer's Guide to Animating Icons with CSS

As a designer, I love coming across fun animations when visiting a site, and I have definitely been seeing more and more of them lately. Animations take illustrations and icons to the next level, making a site that much more engaging.  While they are obviously attractive to lo… Read the Post

What Is a Mood Board and Its Role In Our Web Design Process

Web design and the process it follows is always evolving.  Remember when you didn't need to worry about how things would look on every size of device ranging from a handheld phone to a monitor with the resolution of a TV?!  As standards and user patterns change, it's good to adjust… Read the Post

Building a Custom Grants Database Search Tool

Non-profit websites, not unlike other industries, have a broad array of audiences they need to communicate with.  There are donors interested in how their dollars are being used, community members curious about the work being done in their neighborhood, internal staff and prospective em… Read the Post

A Recap of Thrive Conf '19

AIGA Raleigh did it again! Last week, creatives from across the country came together in Durham, NC for the second annual THRIVE Conference, a creative conference packed with 6 impressive speakers. This year there were also workshops that ranged from hand lettering techniques to bu… Read the Post

Spotlight 2018 Websites

Happy New Year! While we're busy getting started on our work and goals for 2019, we wanted to take some time to reflect on our work from 2018. This past year brought us many exciting opportunities, from full branding work to custom building digital tools to complete overhauls of la… Read the Post

Writing for the Web

Whether it's revisiting your 'about' page, sharing your organization's impact, or starting a blog, writing content can be one of the toughest parts of creating and updating a website. For those who have never written specifically for the web, it's tempting to sit down at your computer, … Read the Post