We are so thrilled to share Hermes Creative Awards has honored our clients with multiple awards for our website work in the annual competition administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals!

Hermes Creative Awards recognize the creators of traditional and emerging media, and this year’s international competition drew more than 6,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and more than 24 other countries.

We’re proud to partner with these inspiring, purpose-driven organizations to create digital experiences that bring their brands to life with these award winning website designs:

Hermes Platinum Winner - Crown Cork, Inc.

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Crown Holdings, Inc. (Crown) homepage. As the user scrolls down the page, a blank can moves from right to left across the page and reveals a design. The can then flips as the page moves down into a recycling bin.

Crown Holdings, Inc. (Crown) is a Fortune 500 company and leading supplier of beverage, food and aerosol packaging, metal closures, and specialty packaging.

Our award winning creative redesign of the Crown website embraced interactive design with an immersive experience that supports a user’s “explorer mindset” for metal packaging trends, design, and product resources. Read more about the goals and transformation journey of Crown’s site.


Hermes Gold Winner - The CCIM Institute

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The CCIM Institute homepage. Video plays showing real estate professionals chatting while the user clicks through testimonials. As the page scrolls down, the site reveals the benefits of working with a CCIM.

The CCIM Institute, the leading association in commercial real estate, partnered with us to drive their enterprise digital transformation. Our teams brought their new rebrand to life, working iteratively through information architecture, UX wireframes and prototypes, UI design and patterns, and agile development on the Drupal Acquia platform, including complex integrations and Single Sign-On (SSO) to deliver personalized content experiences.


Hermes Gold Winner - Milken Institute

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Milken Institute homepage. Beginning with a video illustrating its global impact, users scroll the page to reveal photographic stories of who they are and their work. The site shares animated statistics for their ecosystem and event details.

Milken Institute, a global, non-partisan think tank, offers a diverse array of services, partnership opportunities, and exclusive events. Milken Institute wanted to enhance its digital brand storytelling and expand its business development efforts.

Sandstorm and Milken Institute embarked on a user-centered design initiative, including qualitative research to inform personas and customer journey mapping, which led to the creation of three interactive online pathways and targeted digital campaigns. The pathways are designed to drive an emotional connection that taps into the personas’ motivations and drives engagement and funding.


Hermes Gold Winner - MEMA (Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association)

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MEMA homepage. Users see "We are MEMA" with a bold red line which follows as the user scrolls the site to discover all the ways they can access member benefits events.

MEMA represents the vehicle supplier industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the US. After a major rebrand, MEMA needed to go from five membership organizations and websites to one, which delivered improved resources and connections to all members.

Our teams designed and developed a more cohesive and integrated brand experience via one primary website that connects with their diverse trade and industry audiences, increasing opportunities to drive engagement, conversion, and revenue. Read more about the MEMA award winning website redesign and our iterative post-launch process.


Hermes Honorable Mention - The University of Chicago Crown Family School Website

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The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice homepage. Students interested in the academic programs have direct access to the school's offerings, including research, news, and events.

The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice is among the top graduate schools for social work in the world. After a comprehensive rebranding effort, including a new name and brand identity, they needed a new website to unify their presence, while delivering a much-improved user experience (UX). The new site focuses on elevating and articulating the story of Crown Family School in working toward a more just and humane society through research, teaching, and service to the community.


Good Work for Good People

Our team couldn’t be more thrilled to work collaboratively with these amazing organizations, who trust us to dream big from a creative perspective, support the evolution of their brands, and push the boundaries of what’s possible giving us the opportunity to create award winning website design experiences together.

If you’d like to learn more about our UX, creative, or strategic marketing services, let’s connect! 

Alma Meshes is a light skinned female with long brown hair, brown eyes, glasses wearing a green dress with blue dinosaurs smiling at the camera
Alma Meshes
Sr. UX Architect & Executive Assistant

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