Need design firm recommendations for university site redesign. Any recommendations?
I see this question come up often, I always wonder if I should start a business that focuses on site redesigns for Higher Education. Then I quickly remember how many stakeholders most public universities have and I run away from the thought.
My recommendation is find a company that is local, it's a great win to support a local company and can create some ongoing synergies with them. The key aspect I would pick though wouldn't be "Hey they design stuff for Brand X" but someone who has a great approach to project management and managing stakeholders and expectations.
Best of luck!
Several years ago we hired Amelie Company out of Denver, Colorado. However, we hired them because they DIDN'T specialize in university websites. No regrets, they did an awesome job, on time and beat our expectations.
Our site: http://www.colostate-pueblo.edu
I guess that's something to look at too, Yeah, when they specialize in EDU's the price is much higher. Thank you for both responses. Jeff, I'll be sure to check out Amelie.
Might I also add it's great to be in the company of other University Web Professionals.
I've worked twice with Michael Stoner and his team, they are the best.