Here's a brilliant and bright new site design from our local AIGA chapter that has been stepping up their presence quite excellently in 2013. This new site is indicative of the passion that has been bubbling up recently with all things design and art related in our city - we challenge you to take a look at the other main AIGA hubs before noticing that they've all opted for the stock site as opposed to pouring some time and energy into a unique solution.
And even though this site is technically a content competitor of ours, it doesn't matter. It's well done and focused on improving the city. Which proves our point that we can get along with parallel or competing sites if we believe they are actually enhancing the reputation of this city.
Well done to all those involved.
AIGA Saint Louis is extremely excited for the launch of the new site; it was just about time. As the Professional Association for Design, we try to serve our community as one of the main hubs for creativity, and we wanted our site to function as such. With the addition of a brand new blog, our hope is for the new site to be a platform to promote all the great work that is coming out of Saint Louis, the talented local designers and shops, and events that empower and inspired our community.
The design is bold and bright, graphical and visual, much like our culture. The site is easy to navigate, has great information and useful resources for our members, a better organized job posting and events section and a page dedicated to the board members to allow the community to know a little more about the amazing team behind the local chapter. The new site was designed by our own Simon Lam, with collaborations from past board members Devon Hirth and Jay Gaines, and developed by the talented Kathy Sprehe using the iKit provided by AIGA. As all websites, it's a work in progress and we are continuously working on generating more relevant content, but we couldn't be happier with it, and we look forward to hearing what all our members think.