October 7-10, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Session Details

So You’re Saying I Can Make My Life Easier?

#PST27 Poster Sessions Track

First floor foyer, Frontier Airlines Center

Tuesday,
4:00
5:30
PM

Template: that simple word can mean many things to a designer. It runs the design gamut of boring and tired to fantastic and life changing. At Illinois State the move to a content management system, Omni Update Campus, granted us the unique opportunity to simultaneously implement a consistent branding presence that more closely connects the University’s over 250 unique sites to the core brand. In this session, we will work through our process of developing a consistent yet flexible framework that is needed in higher education Web development offices. This standardization streamlines the implementation process and better supports identity branding on the Web, while simultaneously satisfying the needs of clients. With a new framework that is ready to launch, designers can instead focus on larger projects or specialized campaigns.

Presenters

Jacob DeGeal
Graphic Designer, Illinois State University

Jacob DeGeal has been a graphic designer in Institutional Web Support at Illinois State University since 2007. He is also in his third year of teaching Web Design at Illinois State. DeGeal graduated from Illinois State in 2007 with a double major in Graphic Design and Photography.

Amanda Smith
Graphic Designer, Illinois State University

Amanda Smith has been a graphic designer in Institutional Web Support at Illinois State University since 2009. In addition to working in higher education, she has spent several years as an agency designer in the private sector. She graduated from Illinois State in 2006 with a double major in Graphic Design and Photography.