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Fort Tryon Park Trust

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Fort Tryon Park Trust Home

The Fort Tryon Park Trust is the non-profit organization dedicated to the care, maintenance, and enrichment of Fort Tryon Park. Since 1998, we have developed strategic partnerships and leveraged funds to build an endowment to protect and improve Fort Tryon Park.

Social Ink is thrilled to have worked alongside the Fort Tryon Park Trust on their new website. The overhaul presents a clean, accessible site that leverages the park’s photogenic assets and serves as a true home for this multifaceted New York City Parks asset.

Key features of this project included a seamless payments and donations and custom built-in tiered membership sign up system, a live, data-integrated map of the park utilizing geolocation data for park sites and gardens, an interactive events calendar and historical timeline. We’ve also laid the groundwork and structure for a forthcoming data-based plant and bloom guide. The WordPress powered site features SEO tools for administrators and is responsive across phones, tablets, and an array of monitors.

Fort Tryon Park is a unique and precious New York City asset. We’re proud to give it a website that represents the park in all its glory.  Social Ink’s partnership with the Fort Tryon Park Trust is an example of our continued work on websites for New York City parks, the civic and community trusts and alliances that help sustain them.

City Harvest

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City Harvest-Featured

City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City through food rescue and distribution, education, and other practical, innovative solutions.

Social Ink is proud of the complete overhaul of the flagship website of City Harvest, New York City’s first food rescue initiative. We built their new home on the web from the ground up, working with City Harvest leadership throughout the entire web design and development process to create a secure, future facing, user-friendly desktop and mobile responsive website that shows the full breadth of the organization’s impact.

Key aspects of the project included an extensive search engine optimization audit, a dollars-to-pounds interactive on donation impact and other data visualizations, and CRM integration. The project also included several custom templates for unique content like programs, fundraising events, the City Harvest Food Council, and corporate partners.

We’re thrilled to provide this organization with a web platform; our work with City Harvest represents Social Ink’s place as a digital partner at the nexus between nonprofits, healthy communities, and volunteerism.

Corporate Volunteers of New York connects professionals with peer networks, resources, and education to increase the benefit of corporate volunteerism on companies and communities. Founded in 1972, Corporate Volunteers of New York (“CVNY”) is the coalition of over fifty major corporations that recognize the critical importance of volunteerism and corporate social responsibility in the communities in which we all work and live.

Social Ink worked with the Corporate Volunteers of New York to create site for its corporate members receive exclusive updates and resources. We developed their membership site in the user-friendly WordPress CMS, giving CVNY administrators easy-to-use tools to communicate with their members, track and update memberships, and distribute digital resources from their seasonal events. The site is also responsive across screens and phones of various sizes.

We’re happy to work with volunteer organizations like CVNY on creating a digital space for their members. This project is a continuation of Social Ink’s great work on websites for nonprofits!

asap/ is a collaborative design practice founded in 2007 in Buffalo, New York, USA, with a second office located in Los Angeles. They seek to identify and advance design opportunities to develop the art and craft of design at all scales — from tableware to entire cities, while also reinterpreting and re-energizing programmatic imperatives. Their work is devoted to understanding and contributing to existing cultural and architectural contexts while deploying advanced design and construction technology in ways appropriate to contemporary life.

asap, a design and architecture practice based in Buffalo needed help translating their great design aesthetic to the web. Social Ink developed their designs in the user-friendly WordPress CMS. Features of the site include predictive search using asap’s selected keywords and an easily navigation for projects, journal, and media interface. The site is mobile and responsive across an array browsers, screens, phones, and tablets.

We’re happy to have worked on this unique project with asap. Social Ink is always ready to dive into development of websites for small businesses!

Laura Rosenthal Audition Lab

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Actors in seminar at Laura Rosenthal Audition Lab

Laura Rosenthal Audition Lab’s mission is to demystify the process and teach you how to take control of your audition. To help you improve we stick to clear, straightforward information about what a casting director wants.

Social Ink is happy to have created a home on the web for Laura Rosenthal Audition Lab! We built their site from the ground up, providing a distinct color palette and typography guidelines that complemented the Lab’s existing logo and visual identity.

Features of the site include a blog, quick tips placed throughout the site, and a sophisticated sign-up system for the audition classes the lab offers. The site is mobile-responsive and can be viewed across several displays, phones, and tablets.

With the Laura Rosenthal Audition Lab, Social Ink continues our extensive work on websites for artists and creatives.

Ma’yan

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Ma’yan is a program of JCC Manhattan, working toward greater equality for women and all people, in the Jewish community and the wider world. Based in New York City, they provide feminist, social justice, and leadership training to self-identified teen girls and teach vital skills to parents and educators.

In Fall 2016, Social Ink helped Ma’yan with the CMS conversion of its main website, moving the site from its Drupal model and rebuilding it on the open-source WordPress platform. We created a flexible user-interface to help various users of the site easily access Ma’yan’s many resources. Maintaining the organization’s youthful visual identity, we made light design changes to reflect new thinking in the web world. The Ma’yan site is mobile-responsive and works across various devices based on pixel depth and screen size.

We’re proud to have teamed up with such a great organization that provides progressive, feminist training to young women. Our work with Ma’yan is a testament to Social Ink’s work on websites for nonprofits and advocacy groups.

Neighborhood Restore HDFC

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Neighborhood Restore is a nonprofit organization that oversees a variety of affordable housing development programs that focus on transitioning properties from financial and physical abandonment to third party ownership. Neighborhood Restore supports other community development efforts through construction management services, technical assistance, and homeowner support.

Working with alongside the good people at Neighborhood Restore, Social Ink overhauled a creaky, aging nonprofit website with a new home on the web. Powered by a custom build on the WordPress CMS, the site focuses on diverse audiences: homebuyers, homeowners and developers. Key features of the site include an interactive map showcasing the units the organization has rejuvenated over the years, with an option for custom text overlay and application submission for available housing and development projects. The site is responsive across an array of screens, including tablets, phones, and several monitors.

We’re proud to partner with an organization that does such important working in housing in New York City. The creation of Neighborhood Restore’s new website showcases Social Ink’s work on websites for nonprofits.

Civic Explore

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Interactive Map

Civic Explore is the project of several organizations in New York City that aims to collect data to shine a light on ideas such as the availability of bicycling as alternative energy policy across gender, race and age, the effect of policing on bicycling as alternative energy policy, and the effect of other available transportation—like public transit or taxis—on bicycling policy. 

Social Ink worked with Civic Explore to create a home on the web for its data. Civic Explore’s audience is now able to easily engage and interpret the project’s research across several digital channels.

Key data visualizations on the site include an interactive graph that sorts data by age, time, and gender, and an interactive map that highlights relevant precincts of the collected data. Mobile responsive design adapts the site’s content for screens of various sizes. The platform  is powered by the open-source, user friendly WordPress CMS, providing a customized backend experience for no-code site administration and growth.

We’re happy to partner with Civic Explore and continue our work on websites for researchers!

Triangle Manufacturing

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Triangle Manufacturing partners with clients, global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to develop a wide range of devices for all facets of the medical industry. With extensive expertise in powered tools, hip implants, knee implants, and spinal and trauma devices, Triangle is instrumental in the collaborative design, manufacturing and quality delivery of an array of medical implants and instrumentation.

Social Ink created a new site, the launch of which coincided with Triangle’s next phase of growth as a family-owned manufacturing company. Key considerations for the project were customer relationship management (CRM) integration and a custom, open-source, user friendly CMS for Triangle employees. The site is responsive and mobile across various displays and phones.

We were very pleased to work with Triangle on their new web platform; this project serves as a great example of Social Ink’s expertise on websites for manufacturers.

Kids In Sports

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Kids In Sports is a specialized sports program for children ages 12 months to 12 years. A venture of former New York City physical education teachers, KS offers pre-school alternative and after-school programs, instructing children in multi or sport specific classes focusing on baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, and more.

We worked with regional youth and toddler athletics franchise Kids In Sports to redesign a user friendly web platform. Key features of the project included a holistic approach to User Experience, with careful consideration for the distinct audiences for the site: potential customers (parents and caregivers), potential investors (franchise creators), and existing customers.

Our design work focused on creating more integrated e-commerce options, a blog, multimedia, and bringing to the fore the distinct approach and value of Kids in Sports compared to similar companies on the market.

The site is mobile and responsive across various screens and browsers. The result of our work was a future-facing site that is easy for parents and franchisees to use and engage with the company. We’re happy to continue work on websites for community-driven small businesses like Kids in Sports!

HomeSmartNY

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HomeSmartNY Interactive Map

For people who want to be smart about buying and owning a home, HomeSmartNY is New York State’s largest network of professional, unbiased, nonprofit homeownership advisors.

Working with key team members of HomeSmartNY, we built a site from the ground up, focusing on an audience of homebuyers and homeowners, accessibility, and user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). A key feature of HomeSmartNY’s new platform is the interactive map, which allows site users to find resources specific to their needs through the use of an advanced search filter.

HomeSmartNY is doing great work educating homebuyers and homeowners in New York City and New York state; as part of our continued work with web design for nonprofits, Social Ink is happy to set them up with a platform that engages their users.

Social Ink has been in NYC since 2007!