Bringing To Life The YMCA Calgary’s Annual Report
May 9, 2014
One of the things I love to do is help people tell the story of their businesses or organizations online. Whether it’s through creating a social media strategy, building a new web site or crafting a customized micro site. Earlier this month Armadillo Studios was asked by The YMCA Calgary to help them bring to life their “2013 Annual Report”:http://annualreport.ymcacalgary.org/.
The project consisted of tying together the stories, marketing material, YouTube videos and important financial data of their year end report with a customized illustration by local artist Mark Murias to help showcase the organization’s vision for the upcoming year. Working together with the YMCA’s communications team we developed a very cool interactive _Where’s Waldo_ micro site leveraging HTML5 animations and some useful modal JQuery scripts to help create a unique experience for their passionate supporters.
When users arrive at the site they are greeted by a beautiful illustrative collage of the city and a series of clickable links that open up to personal testimonials of the YMCA’s impact, beautiful visualizations of the YMCA, videos of the executive team and links to important elements within the YMCA’s web site. As mentioned, the site has a wonderful and playful _Where’s Waldo_ vibe, where users can scour the illustration to find the click points. It’s great representation of the YMCA and how important it is to the community.
It was such a pleasure to work with the Communications team at The YMCA and to be part of this big milestone.