- Oregon Humanities
- Web development
A robust web presence for a non-profit organization
The brand developed for Oregon Humanities by Jelly Helm’s office was powerful for campaigning, but by his own admission did not address the longer-content issues the organization faced in their web and print communications. With his blessing, we undertook to extend that language to include a long-form dialect. This site was the first application of that; Oregon Humanities magazine was to be the next.
We saw the site as an intelligent, literary and lively spot on the web, mixing the organization’s practical program-based content (e.g., events, news, etc.) with the more interpretive stuff they published in the magazine, and showing Oregon Humanities’ human face: staffers lived the life of the mind; they were employees of Oregon Humanities; but also clients, if you’ll forgive a vulgar analogy. So: a blog, of course; but also a running list of what they were reading, watching, listening to; with a commenting mechanism built into most parts of the site.