Your Capitol Hill
In Spring of 2009 the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and Sound Transit asked Dumb Eyes to respond to an RFP for a website that would help to mitigate the impact the six year long Capitol Hill Light Rail Station construction would have on neighborhood businesses. Our solution to create a platform for merchants to promote their businesses and connect with the neighborhood residents directly was applauded by committee members and we were granted the project.
The First Thursday art walk in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood has been taking place each month for over 30 years, however, the art walk had never presented itself with any official branding. We approached the Alliance for Pioneer Square with the idea to brand the event, develop a social networking website and create a walking map.
"It shows you the weather. It gives you make-your-own maps. It is searchable by art medium. It has space for you to leave comments about the art. There are links to everywhere (social networking sites, galleries, press reports on the art), and glow-in-the-dark maps will be distributed. There’s bus, train, ferry, bike, and parking info... It’s the sort of thing you can’t believe didn’t already exist, and it looks good." —The Stranger
Marigold and Mint
We created a website, branding, packaging and exclusives for local organic flower shop Marigold and Mint. Izzie Klingels created illustrations in her signature style, and the site utilizes photography from the farm where the flowers are grown. The site integrates seamlessly with the client's Blogger blog.
Like Cap-sac, we created a brand and ecommerce website built on the WordPress framework. The site allows for easy management of products, and sharing Cap-sac Kids coloring books. Moderators post coloring book images submitted by a budding art-star's parents to the Cap-sac Kids Playroom.
4Culture Annual Report
In the past, 4Culture, the cultural services agency for King County, Washington, created their annual reports in print format. Recognizing the environmental and economic impact this has, 4Culture approached us to create an online annual report for the 2008 Fiscal Year. Beyond the immediate benefits, creating the annual report online offers the ability to display rich media such as Flash, video and slideshows to enable better understanding of funded projects.
With a vast amount of information about the art, preservation, heritage and community projects 4Culture funds, our information architecture separates content into what would traditionally be pages of an annual report. The result streamlines the content, presents visitors with only the most relevant content first, and allows them to elegantly expand sections to reveal extensive lists, and detailed information. The final page of the site includes an easy to follow chart of expenditures and revenue.