The Cosmos Club
In the Fall of 2014, the Cosmos Club Information Technology could be accurately described as dysfunctional. Staff computers frequently stopped working, there were constant network disruptions which resulted in lost or missing files, communications and business disruptions throughout the club. The website, a major point of contact with members, was outdated, it had changed very little since its launch in 2006 and was representative of the state of network devices which was crumbling, licenses were not updated and there were a very real fear and possibility that critical failures would occur. The website was compromised, Google warned users that the website was hacked publicly in mid-2015. There was no strategy for upgrades, periodic review of inventory and staff support, monitoring. If there was a breakdown, it often took a long time to even diagnose what the problem was.
Today the Cosmos Club has a website that it can be proud of and accurately reflects the prestige and history of the organization. The site has a simple and modest general public-facing pages and a rich interior life for members who log in. The website allows its members to check their statements with ease, modify their accounts, create event and hotel reservations. It also has photo galleries and audio recordings of events that can be accessed and listened to from any device. It also has an online shop, membership directory and forum allowing members who live both near and far to engage and be part of its vibrant intellectual community. Most recently, the website has added a career section and online job application, member nomination and live event streaming to its functionality. As it continues to evolve we look forward to growing and expanding this very vital service to the organization.
- Brand Refresh
- Website Design & Development
- Systems Integration
Role in project
Project lead, Designer, Developer
Audience research and strategy development
Multimedia campaign development
Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Mailchimp