Henry Art Gallery

Henry Art Gallery

Website, Calendar, Microsite

Year

2008

Agency

IF/THEN Studio

Client

Role

Front End Developer at IF/THEN Studio

Team

  • Ricky Castro, Partner, Designer
  • Andi Rusu, Partner, Designer
  • Jim Catel, Partner, Designer
  • Topher Zimmermann, Back End Developer

Tags

  • Website
  • Museum
  • Art & Design
  • Non-Profit
  • Front End Development
  • Responsive

Languages/Libraries

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Adobe Flash

Awards/Press

  • 2010 – Seattle Weekly's "Best of the Web" Awards, Seattle's Best Online Presence - Fine Arts
  • 2009 – Seattle Show, Merit Award in Information Design

The Henry Art Gallery is a leading contemporary art gallery and part of the University of Washington. In 2008, If/Then was brought in to create a new website that reflected their unique culture and relevance in the art world.

I led front-end development of the website, which used basic HTML fonts and colors to create a true-to-the-web-medium, brutalist aesthetic.

Calendar

We replaced the typical museum events calendar with an audacious interactive timeline that showed events and exhibitions as a gantt chart and allowed users to seamlessly scroll through some eighty years of the museum's exhibition history.

The website, and especially the calendar, generated a lot of conversation within the arts community and redefined what a contemporary art museum website could look like.

Northwest Artists

In conjunction with the new website, If/Then produced three microsite installations, titled Digital Interactive Galleries. I led development of Northwest Artists, a web-based introduction to works of contemporary Seattle region artists from museum's collection.