Dec 7, 2020
Blind Renaissance gets Summit Creative Award for work with Washington tree fruit

Wenatchee, Washington-based Blind Renaissance has won gold in the worldwide Summit Creative Awards in the non-profit website category. Last summer, their work with the Washington Tree Fruit Research Committee to design and develop a new website and searchable database was the spotlight of this award. The website serves as an informational source with a searchable database spanning over 900 academic articles.

Over the last 26 years, the Summit Creative Awards has established itself as one of the premier arbiters of creative excellence. They recognize the work of companies worldwide with limited billings. With rigorous evaluative criteria and top international judges, this unique competition rewards those truly deserving of special recognition. The 2020 creative competition drew more than 4,100 submissions from 27 countries in 18 major categories.

The final design for the website was chosen based on the “gem themed” colors for each Annual Research Review page. The colors correlate with the fruit trees the Research Review pages are about: Apples, Stonefruit, & Cherries. While not a typical design, you’d see with an academic-based website – the final result was a refreshing, colorful, and simplistic design. The development process was a bit rocky with this particular website because of the size – there are around 900 (and counting) searchable research articles on treefruitresearch.org. This site also features a regularly updated archive of reports and report submission functionality. Due to the size and overwhelming amount of data being added to the site, Blind Renaissance donated approximately 175 hours of time to the non-profit.

“It was a wonderful and, at times, nerve-wracking experience working on this project. We had a lot of mismanagement variables to consider, and we managed to pull this project through to a beautifully finished resource for the Tree Fruit Research industry. I’m thrilled that our project placed Gold.” – Farah F. L. Ali, Project Manager & Co-Developer

Blind Renaissance is an award winning Pacific Northwest design firm specializing in packaging and marketing for the produce and wine industries. Their team of designers enjoys working with anyone who has a passion for their business or personal ventures. Their specialties include web design and development, brand development, package design, and more. View their full portfolio at www.icblind.com.




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