2020 Year In Review
A Unique Moment
Typically universities create an Annual Report at the end of each year to share with their community and stakeholders. However, 2020 was no normal year and required a different kind of project that could respond to the rapidly changing world.
Rather than a story of success and financial achievements, this microsite was created as an honest reflection of the moment we were still inside. Our editorial team provided the stories and photography and I was responsible for the overall concept, imagery, design and development.
Distortions & Divisions
Images were developed using three concepts:
Pixelation, Anaglyphs & Interlacing.
The world was communicating through Zoom and we were more plugged in then we had ever been before. The political landscape was deeply divided and binary.
Due to the wide range of subject matters, the chapters felt much more disparate than a traditional Annual Report, so I wanted to give each article its own title treatment. I then wanted a handful of fonts to use for body text and accents throughout the site so that there was still a sense of cohesion.
Many of these fonts came from one of my favorite type collectives, Atipo Foundry.
Under the Hood
- GatsbySSG Framework
- StrapiHeadless CMS
- Framer MotionMovement
- Atipo FoundryFonts
- RecoilState Management
- CSS / SCSSStyles
Best of Show
Gold: Print & Digital
Circle of Excellence: Silver
The site received Best of Show the next year at the In-House Agency Forum Awards - an award typically given to big names like CocaCola, Indeed, Hallmark and Hewlett-Packard.