AIGA Celebrate Design

  • Employer: Second Story
  • Development Timeline: November - December 2013
  • Technology
    • HTML / CSS / JavaScript
    • Backbone
    • Raphael
  • My Role
    • Develop site animations strategy and execution


D&AD Awards, Graphite Pencil, Websites, May 2015

Communicator Awards, Gold Award of Excellence, Websites: Art, April 2015

Communicator Awards, Gold Award of Excellence, Websites: Community, April 2015

Webby Awards, Official Honoree, Websites: Associations, April 2015

SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, Winner, Responsive Design, March 2015

Pixel Awards, Nominee, Web: Arts & Culture, February 2015

Interaction Awards, Finalist, Connecting, December 2014

W³ Awards, Silver, Social/Community, September 2014

Interactive Media Awards, Best in Class, Arts/Culture, September 2014

Red Dot Award: Communication Design, Winner, Online: Website, August 2014

IDEA Awards, Bronze, Digital Design, July 2014

Core 77 Design Awards, Runner Up, Interaction, June 2014

The project seamlessly mixes video, motion, and graphic design components very successfully creating a beautifully executed experience on both desktop and mobile platforms. The clean navigation makes experiencing the narrative effortless and achieves a product that tells a story concisely.

Favourite Website Awards, Site of the Day, March 2014

CSS Awards, Site of the Day, March 2014

Awwwards, Site of the Day, March 2014

“Top 10 Websites for Designers – March 2014,” HOW, March 2014 AIGA dives into its centennial year, the celebration kicks into gear with rich historical context presented through a dynamic website.

“Best of the Web,” Los Angeles Times, February 2014

The project shows how much design can become a part of culture with landmark pieces of design, such as the War Department’s Army recruitment poster featuring Uncle Sam saying “I Want You,” and the ubiquitous UPC symbol.

Communication Arts, WEBpick of the Week, February 2014

CSS Design Awards, Site of the Day, February 2014

“AIGA - 100 Years of Design,” GOOD, February 2014

“The AIGA Turns 100 This Year! Check Out the ‘100 Years of Design’ Website & Don’t Miss the Upcoming Festivities,” Core77, January 2014

Although it is ostensibly a look back at the past hundred years of design, the online gallery also serves as an extensive standalone survey of design history since 1914. Indeed, the AIGA worked closely with Second Story, a part of SapientNitro, to develop ‘a dynamic online platform documenting significant design works from the last century that have impacted our collective visual experience.’

“AIGA100 Celebrations Kick Off in Style,” GDUSA, January 2014

“AIGA Celebrating 100 Years of Design,” FormFiftyFive, January 2014

There’s a wonderful balance of interesting content, great design and slick UX on this site by AIGA and Second Story, including some simple but nice user generated content. Something to get lost in for longer than you planned.