It’s official! The new + improved website for helium inspires is live.
A new twist on a good thing, the new site showcases our non-profit in a brand new, awesome looking light.
In 2014, helium creative’s President + Creative Director, Christopher, founded helium inspires as his way of inspiring kids through creative exploration and discovery. Three years later, helium inspires has grown to be a non-profit with one very important mission – to inspire creativity by allowing kids to do what they do best – be kids.
Through donations + volunteer work, helium inspires bring the arts to schools and organizations who otherwise may not have the means or budget to facilitate creative projects. In simple terms, we show up with tons of crayons, construction paper, paint + more to put a bunch of smiles on a bunch of faces knowing that art can transform a child’s life for the best.
Ryan, our Art Director, took the lead at the website redesign by first defining + writing the organization’s new messaging. With that all set, he broke up our core message with event pictures. For more than 1 year now, we’ve been partnering with Croissant Park Elementary bringing art projects to classrooms of all grade levels. Through all these projects we’ve accumulated a great amount of heart-warming and smile-inducing pictures. We put them all to work on this new site putting the kids front and center. After all, this all about the kids!
We thought Ryan was done, but he felt something was missing. This is why it’s SO important to step back from your design and give it some breathing room. Ryan had that light bulb moment and realized the 1 thing missing from the website design was – the art! He put paint splatter to paper, scanned + digitized it, and added it as the background to all the areas that used to be white. The result is SO cool!
We also re-launched the helium inspires coin project. Make inspiration contagious by nominating somebody to receive a coin/token of inspiration. Once they log the coin into the website you can watch how the coin hops all over spreading inspiration like wildfire.
Now, go check the site out! And once you’re there, sign up to volunteer, nominate a school, donate or participate in the inspired coin project.
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P.S. We just HAVE to share this sweet letter from one of the students at Croissant Park Elementary. Not only did it melt our hearts, it serves as a testament to how important it is to inspire creativity in our future generations.