Cornish College of the Arts is a private, non-profit arts college located in Seattle. It is known for its comprehensive arts education programs and its focus on fostering creativity and artistic expression across various disciplines.

Black Antelope was chosen to design and develop Cornish+, which is the new home of Cornish’s non-academic programming. It’s a new vibrant hub for creativity and learning, with studio-based classes for adults, engaging youth programs, inspiring student performances, and collaborative interdisciplinary initiatives.

Desktop Design
Screenshot of the events list on Cornish+
Screenshot of checkout process on Cornish+

Cornish+ is based on Drupal, utilizes Drupal Commerce for e-commerce, and integrates with several higher-education 3rd-party SaaS systems including Slate, Coursedog, and Jenzabar. Since the site and all of its content was new, we worked closely with Cornish staff to come up with an optimal information architecture and navigational architecture, as well as a content development workflow we could all collaborate on.

The new Cornish+ website was designed and developed with a strong focus on responsive design, ensuring a seamless user experience across all devices. It was meticulously crafted in adherence to Drupal best practices.

Key Highlights:

  • Custom E-commerce Solution - We created a tailored e-commerce experience using Drupal Commerce. This includes the unique feature of allowing users to assign purchased classes to students, as well as the flexibility for users to make partial payments to secure class spots.
  • Paragraphs - The site uses a total of 21 Paragraph types, empowering content editors to construct visually-rich pages effortlessly.
  • Layout Builder - All of the landing pages are constructed with the versatile Layout Builder, offering content editors incredible freedom and flexibility when editing pages and creating new ones. A total of 28 predefined layouts are available via the custom block library.
  • Comprehensive Content Editing Documentation - A comprehensive online user guide for content editors was developed, complete with screencasts that demonstrate various processes, including the creation of production imagery.
  • Collaborative Partnership - We fostered a close and collaborative relationship with the client, operating as an extension of their team. This synergy and trust greatly enhanced the project, ensuring its success.
Mobile Design
Mobile screenshot of the Cornish+ homepage
Mobile screenshot of a class page on Cornish+
Mobile screenshot of the Youth and Pre-College section on Cornish+
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