The Ocean Portal is an online gateway to Earth’s most mysterious frontier. Working with the Smithsonian Institution (and over twenty collaborating organizations) meant that we had access to an astonishing amount of scientific knowledge. Our goal was to make this information accessible and exciting to everyone visiting the site: students, enthusiasts, and experts alike. We worked with a scientific team at the National Museum of Natural History to come up with content that both had a broad appeal and allowed for deeper exploration. We also made good use of some spectacular scientific drawings that were commissioned for the physical exhibit.
Creative Director, Designer (Funny Garbage)
Key Team Members:
Kim Howe, Jeff Jackson, William Ranwell, Anthony Bovasso, Jason Nunes, Kevin Sheldon
Awards & Highlights:
Webby People's Voice Awards
Gold Communicator Award (Charitable Organization)
Gold Communicator Award (Non-Profit & Cultural Institution)
Featured in Mashable.com article "Why Online Education Needs to Get Social"
How, Interactive Design Awards (Merit, Consumer Websites)