May 11, 2018
Saint Vincent College’s website won a Silver Horizon Interactive Award for creativity, originality, messaging and overall user experience in a competition with more than 1,000 entries from 17 countries.
The site was redesigned in collaboration with the Kyle David Group (KDG), a leading provider of web development for higher education.
“The 2017 competition was an extremely interesting competition for many reasons,” said Mike Sauce, founder of the Horizon Interactive Awards. “We saw a return to simplicity of the user experiences, an emphasis on minimal design, a deepening of the importance of mobile first design and more targeted and streamlined content to bolster the user’s offline experiences. Saint Vincent College’s website fit this trend. The site was designed for a seamless mobile experience. Saint Vincent College’s site pulls familiar elements from mobile displays and focuses on strong visual imagery and photography.”
This is not the first award for the website. Saint Vincent College’s website redesign was previously awarded a 2017 Davey Award and a 2017 Web Award.
“We’re thrilled that the judges have chosen to recognize the hard work put into the redesign project,” said Suzanne Wilcox English, vice president for marketing and communications. “I especially appreciate the coordination Cindy Hoffman provided to this project, and the recognition of Alex Byers’ photo and video contributions. Our website is the centerpiece of our marketing communications, and their efforts help to achieve our goal of making the user experience an outstanding one.”
The Saint Vincent web redesign project was led by Hoffman, director of web services, who served as liaison to KDG. Other project members included CIO Peter Mahoney, Roberto Wisnesck and Doug Carns of Information Technology along with Byers, assistant director of marketing and communications for digital media, and then-digital marketing specialist Jared Bundy.
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