Polimoda; Firenze In , Polimoda was founded as Politecnico Internazionale della Moda to serve the city as much as the global industry. This school has always been ahead of the curve in web design and this award-winning site proves it. Alumni from the Department of Fashion Design have been amongst the winners of many prestigious design awards and the school is an avant-garde talent factory. With focus on research, individual qualities, critical attitude and curiosity, the students become influential artists and designers.
The school has a well-established reputation in a stunning setting, and wanted an innovative way to showcase all they have to offer. This means it was essential for website visitors to get a sense of the Brooks campus, community and culture within that first 7-second first impression. To accomplish this, Brooks selected a Best-in-Class design — our top design package. The site feature a sticky mega-navigation, embedded video and a scrolling, storytelling experience that provides a solid balance of marketing pieces that highlight signature programs and accomplishments, and current news stories to engage current families as well.
Ravenscroft is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent day school in Raleigh, NC — an increasingly competitive market. As a Finasite client since , the school approached us with the desire to go above and beyond, and be more innovative than any other school in their market by providing a unique, yet intuitive, content and navigation experience.
The site also received an Honorable Mention in the Web Awards. The Westminster Schools, based in Altanta and one of the largest independent day schools in the country, serves a community of over faculty and staff, students and 12, alumni. Needless to say, Finalsite was challenged to deliver a website solution that could capture the incredible depth and breadth of its academic program, its broad outreach and student life opportunities, fundraising initiatives, an amazing campus covering hundreds of acres, and a vibrant school community.
A new best-in-class website, with a modern aesthetic, compelling storytelling, engaging visual elements, with simple navigation -- all helped to meet that challenge, but it was also our trusted partnership with the School, who looked to Finalsite to help them with the software they needed to keep the site fresh and as exciting as every day is. This is a site to spend some time on, with lots of special treatments and new approaches to content.
We are competing with magnet schools that seem to have more of a draw; we need to highlight student life in Ellington. With that, they wanted social mashups as the key to making the site more vibrant and providing changing content. Using a custom design for the Finalsite Feeds module, they highlight students and faculty daily rather than simply providing information, which drives more traffic to the site.
When someone first arrives on campus at Taft School, the beautiful collection of collegiate-Gothic buildings often will takes their breath away; Finalsite had a tall order to create a website that would do the same. In addition to their picturesque campus, Taft wanted its website to spotlight their passionate faculty, bright students and close-knit community.
Finalsite helped Taft School transition from a year-old website, working closely with the team to accurately portray a 'first glance' of everything that makes Taft special. The site received a Communicator of Distinction Award, one of the most prestigious web design awards in the industry. Lakeside School, a premier day school in Seattle, WA serving grades , turned to Finalsite for not only a design that suited their academically rigorous, progressive and forward thinking mission as a top school in the region, but also improved ways to connect their internal systems together with Finalsite's experienced integration team.
The interactive homepage leads with a provocative statement and walks users through the countless ways a student can experience the diverse curriculum and program at the school. As a school and community based near the homes of Microsoft and Amazon, the website needed to meet the highest of expections, and Finalsite was prepared to take on that challenge.
GIIS needed consistent messaging and branding across all the schools with clear navigation to guide users to the correct school. Finalsite created a new design that was able to highlight the key messaging of the group as well as enabling each school to communicate their information while maintaining consistent branding. Each scrolling homepage tells the story of each school and invokes an emotional response through the use of amazing photography and engaging content.
A client for over seven years, St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, NYC, turned to Finalsite recently for a best-in-class redesign, while still being able to use the latest tools and technology to update content, leverage critical functionality, and build their web presence.
Infographics, featured testimonials, great photography and an intuitive navigation all come together into a great homepage and interiors that drive engagement. The American School of Bombay is a college preparatory day school with over students and is in Mumbai, India.
A Finalsite client for over a decade, they have always pushed the envelope with bold vision, the latest in technology and cutting-edge designs. They pride themselves in their community and wanted their website to share this through the eyes of their teachers, parents, and students. As their main marketing vehicle, they engage visitors from the moment they land on the site through stunning photography and engaging content.
This award-winning site encourages visitors to learn more and take the next step. This school has always been ahead of the curve in web design and this award-winning site proves it. This site delivers the message that they are an important player in global education. With scroll and hover effects engaging every click and scroll, screen-width photos that share the school's culture, and dozens of interactive elements to delight prospective and current families, Chadwick's new website sets a standard for international school web design.
Choate Rosemary Hall, a top New England boarding school serving grades , has been a client of Finalsite's for over decade and has gone through several redesigns. K Schools How do you create an inspiring space that has to survive the wear and tear, daily, of hundreds or maybe even thousands of kids and teens?
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