Norman Rockwell Museum’s Illustration History Website
“Derek was a creative and organized partner who worked with us to navigate a wide range of issues, from conceptual to technological. He made a complex process much less daunting and we felt fortunate to have such an able and talented guide.” -Stephanie Plunkett, Deputy Director/Chief Curator, Norman Rockwell Museum
To create an online educational resource for the illustration arts. It was a bold undertaking - a site like this had never been created before. Our aim was to build a website that was both a resource and an archive for scholars, educators and other art enthusiasts. It would allow users to cross reference related information from anywhere on the site and we expected that it would be constantly updated and evolving over time.
- Worked closely with Museum staff, as well as an Illustration History professor from New York City.
- Developed a content model that defined the complex relationships between different types of site content and made cross referencing possible. This improved the interface for website users substantially and made content entry much easier for Museum staff.
- Worked with the Museum’s existing style guide, staying true to the colors, logo and other aspects of their brand.
- Integration of Tunnel 7's custom configuration of ExpressionEngine.
- Provided on-site training to the client on using the CMS and continue to provide technical support to the Museum staff, as needed.
A first-of-its-kind educational resource that allows users to cross reference related information from anywhere on the site. The website was recently highlighted in Communication Arts online magazine.