[teknoids] RE: Outsourced web design

Patty Furukawa pfurukawa at law.uci.edu
Wed Mar 12 15:02:11 EST 2014

We just went through a major web redesign and worked with Rogue Element (http://www.rogue-element.com/).  They are based in Chicago.  They were very easy to work with and we launched our new website redesign on time.  They assisted with a whole new approach to how we would organize our content and ensured that our new design would be a responsive design.  They also provided some print templates for brochures that matched our new website design.

We didn't want them spending time messing with our content management system so we simply asked them to provide the HTML/CSS code and we converted it into our CMS templates.  They were flexible in providing what we needed without forcing a specific solution to us.

pfurukawa at law.uci.edu<mailto:pfurukawa at law.uci.edu>
(949) 824-0603
Assistant Dean, Information Technology Services
School of Law
University of California, Irvine

From: teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu [mailto:teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Levy, Sam
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:12 PM
To: Teknoids
Subject: [teknoids] Outsourced web design


We are investigating the potential cost of a web redesign.  We have the programming and implementation resources in-house, but not necessarily the artistic and design resources we would like for a full makeover.  Have any of you recently contracted outside of your university for web design work?  Did you use a local firm, or cast a wider net?  How big was your undertaking-a ground up solution vs. specific thematic needs? Did your endeavor end up being more costly than expected?  Do you have any particular firms that you would recommend?

I understand that a full consulting service/analysis in addition to the art side of things can be costly-we have plenty of analytics and our own WordPress development going here, so I am hoping that by only seeking the design itself it would not be so expensive.

Any suggestions or comments you can provide would be helpful.

Thank you

Sam J Levy
Internet Applications Developer
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
(225) 578-7162
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