Project6 Wins Three Silver Awards in Creative Competition of More Than 4,000 Entries
San Francisco Bay Area graphic design firm, Project6 Design, has been awarded three silver 2015 Davey Awards. Awards were received for the Rosendin Electric, Trihydro Corporation and Lighting Services Inc websites.
The Davey Awards is judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 700+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.
Nearing their centennial anniversary, Rosendin Electric has grown from a Santa Clara-based motor winding company that serviced their immediate agricultural community into one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors. Rosendin Electric’s former site was nearly a decade old and failed to communicate their position as industry leaders implementing cutting-edge technology. Site administrators lacked the tools to highlight news or engage visitors with portfolio highlights of their more popular projects. The site offered little support or information for Rosendin Electric’s many subcontractors, leaving both industry partners and employees to struggle with an ineffective workflow.
Their new website features a new portfolio section that highlights both current projects and their international reach while an extensive "About" section maintains a strong sense of their proud history and company culture. The site’s architecture was overhauled to drive user engagement with streamlined navigation.To meet the client's needs for greener and more efficient operations, Project6 implemented an innovative subcontractor portal that provides a simple, centralized location for communication with industry partners. For a more efficient administrative experience, Project6 migrated Rosendin Electric to a Drupal content management system (CMS). The new Rosendin Electric website speaks to both the partners and communities they serve while supporting the brand’s position as leaders in their industry.
Trihydro Corporation is a leading provider of environmental engineering services. Based in Laramie, Wyoming, this organization has grown to tackle challenges on a worldwide scale, but their previous site didn’t convey their position as innovative leaders in environmental engineering. Project6 embraced the challenge by selecting the Sitefinity CMS for its ability to leverage a robust amount of content and media across a responsive website. In restructuring the site architecture, the website now promotes equal attention to each of Trihydro’s services and markets and giving any prospective clients a streamlined path to identify the sectors that interest them most. By using a new modern design, captivating images of real Trihydro employees in the field and intuitive navigation, the result is a unique user experience. Combined with custom imagery and a modern, open feel, the new Trihydro site reflects their position as a global firm without losing the sense of their commitment to clients or their company culture.
"Project6 perfectly captured the essence of Trihydro by developing a website and support marketing materials that accurately reflects both the culture and nature of our business. Their experience and ability to create unique and outstanding designs and marketing solutions is definitely amongst the best available in the industry."
-Shanna McMullen, Trihydro Corporation
Since 1958, Lighting Services Inc has been dedicated to illuminating premier museums, retail stores, visitor centers, corporate facilities, theaters, and libraries nationwide. Lighting Services Inc’s former website was dated, which affected the brand’s ability to convey their innovative and contemporary style. Without mobile responsiveness and SEO optimization, customers found engaging with site specifics difficult. To highlight the quality of their products, LSI wanted a new website that emphasized the important art of display while providing ease of use for both visitors and site administrators.
Project6 organized LSI’s existing content, grouping products and accessories together with related projects to provide the structure for a simplified navigation and easy categorization of any new product lines in the future. Once the taxonomy had been locked down, Project6 Design began developing the new site on a Drupal platform. This user-friendly content management system allowed for integration of two databases that are vital for connecting LSI customers with local representatives as well as provide site administrators with complete control over their content.
An attractive, streamlined design featuring professional images of LSI’s lighting installations creates a dramatic ambience for visitors of the new site. Simplified navigation illuminates a wealth of content and invites users to browse products or search for a rep or designer. As a more effective tool for customers to connect with LSI, the new website has already received a positive response. Easier to use, engaging to visitors, and responsive across all devices, LSI’s new website is a successful representation of the excellence and aesthetic standards achieved by their brand.
“The new site is dynamic, and offers relevant content to our customers. Its user-friendly platform and sleek design highlight who we are as a company and our dedication to both customer satisfaction and innovation."
—Daniel Gelman, President & CEO, Lighting Services Inc