Project Description

NAICS CODES: 541490, 512110, 518210, 541511, 541613

Website Design and Hosting, Marketing and Outreach for 2019 Prize Challenges

CLIENT

Department of Commerce: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

DELIVERABLES

Websites

Branding Guide

Social Media Graphics

Media Buying

Videos

Outreach Materials

SERVICES

Brand Strategy / Marketing

Graphic Design

Web Design / Development

Videography / Photography

Communications

A graphic split into two sections, both highlighting the two projects Circuit Media worked on for the National Institute of Science and Technology
a man in a fire fighter uniform putting his hand to his mask while another man checks his gear to make sure everything is working correctly

Branding Guide

After Circuit Media designers met with the client to gain a better understanding of project needs and NIST requirements, our team built on the current NIST brand standards to create a unique look and feel for both challenges. We developed two comprehensive branding guides, which included brand colors, typefaces, icons and photos styles, in order to maintain consistency throughout all challenge outreach materials, website designs and video elements.

Custom icon set designed for the NIST website and marketing collateral.
Custom icon set designed for the NIST website and marketing collateral.

Outreach Materials

Our marketing and design experts developed e-newsletter posts, outreach messages, press releases and other marketing materials for utilization on various platforms of local solver groups, social media and events. Our team contacted, arranged and provided advertisements, in collaboration with NIST, for a number of agreed-upon publications and associations.

A haptic glove prototype being tested
a front and back view of a marketing postcard for the National Institute of Science and Technology's Sim Card Challenge
a front and back view of a marketing postcard for the National Institute of Science and Technology's Haptics challenge
three views of the haptic challenge which include, a desktop, mobile and tablet view
man holding an iphone that is showcasing the Haptics Challenge website

Websites

We worked closely with the client through an agile website design process to concurrently develop two challenge websites, from securing URLs and domain hosting to providing website analytics and archived history. In addition to being visually appealing for challenge participant recruitment, the team ensured both websites met all NIST requirements, such as 508 compliance.

three views of the Sim Card challenge which include, a desktop, mobile and tablet view

Videos

NIST asked our team to produce a five-minute video detailing one prize challenge’s two-day live competition. This included pre-production tasks such as production booklet development and production tasks such as capturing footage of challenge finalists preparing for and executing during the competition as well as interviews from NIST staff, challenge finalists and competition subject matter experts and judges.

Person holding an iphone that is showcasing the Sim Card Challenge website

All work examples seen above are past deliverables.