Revitalizing an Institution! Website for Friends of the Pike Place Market Advocacy Group.
Pike Place Market is one of the top destination spots in Seattle for locals and visitors. It’s the oldest Farmer’s Market in the nation and has a rich history. Over 10 million people a year from all over the world visit the Market – but it’s also a place that locals come to shop and have fun as well.
Friends of the Market (FoM) is the advocacy group that kept Pike Place Market from being torn down and turned into condos in the 1960′s. Without FoM there would be no Pike Place Market today. How amazing is that? They are a pretty big deal in the history of Seattle.
FoM is still very involved in the Market and the FoM board wanted to jazz up their site with a more contemporary look, streamlined navigation and responsive design. They also wanted to have a Content Management System like the one WordPress provides. We won the job and I was really excited to get to work on this project and give FoM a jazzy new site, plus I got to find out more about Market “back-story”.
For the graphics I used some of Victor Steinbreuck’s delightful illustrations in the layout. Victor was one of the founders of FoM and using his illustrations brought more of the historical aspect into the layout. Plus, they’re just terrific.
Pam and I set up FoM with a new section of galleries showcasing the Market art, a page for videos and media, a section to announce events, and a MailChimp newsletter. The board was really pleased with the outcome and that made me happy.
We recently added a simple online booking program so people can book on the site for their popular summer tours thru the Pike Place Market.