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The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage works to “promote greater understanding and sustainability of cultural heritage across the United States and around the world through research, education, and community engagement.” Through programs like the Folklife Festival and their record label, Folkways, the center is able to share art, music, and culture with a wide audience. I worked with the team at Visual Dialogue and the Smithsonian’s in-house team to create three interrelated websites to showcase the center, the festival, and the record label. My work consisted of laying out page templates, refining color palettes, and making typographic choices in order to give each site its own voice, without feeling too separate from its siblings. I worked back and forth with developers to make sure that the layouts were reproduced across varying devices and the user interface allowed easy access to the wide range of content. Communication Arts featured Folklife as one of their webpicks.

 

Folklife

Folkways

Festival

 

   

The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage works to “promote greater understanding and sustainability of cultural heritage across the United States and around the world through research, education, and community engagement.” Through programs like the Folklife Festival and their record label, Folkways, the center is able to share art, music, and culture with a wide audience. I worked with the team at Visual Dialogue and the Smithsonian’s in-house team to create three interrelated websites to showcase the center, the festival, and the record label. My work consisted of laying out page templates, refining color palettes, and making typographic choices in order to give each site its own voice, without feeling too separate from its siblings. I worked back and forth with developers to make sure that the layouts were reproduced across varying devices and the user interface allowed easy access to the wide range of content. Communication Arts featured Folklife as one of their webpicks.

 

Folklife

Folkways

Festival