Project

Literary Arts

Role

Three decades of inspiring Oregonians with great literature

For thirty years, Literary Arts has focused on a simple mission: to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature. We’ve had the opportunity to work with them for over a decade years as they have grown.

Literary Arts website

Our first online collaboration with Literary Arts went live in January of 2006. Over the years, Literary Arts has grown tremendously (presently, their programs reach more than 13,500 writers, readers, teachers and students across the state each year).

Literary Arts program featuring Needmore, OPB, and other sponsors

To match this growth, we’ve stepped up and are presently in the second year of a three year partnership with Literary Arts, as their digital agency of record. This includes a focus on both web production and online strategy.

In anticipation of their monumental thirty-year anniversary, we partnered with Literary Arts to published a thorough redesign and rearchitecture of their website. Our new design is sparing, modern, and has an improved mobile presence.

Further, we edited  their website architecture to more thoughtfully and fully cross-reference programs, events, and writing. This included creating an events calendar and consolidating their various written efforts into one cohesive blog. The result is a clear presentation of programs and events that entices visitors to get involved without leaving their website.

Literary Arts Archive Project on iPhone

We collaborated with Literary Arts and their partners at OPB to publish The Archive Project, a retrospective of some of the most engaging talks from the last thirty years available as a podcast or searchable through their website.