Sterling College

Nestled in the Northeast Kingdom

Sterling College located in the rustic and wild Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is a college unlike any other. A small environmental stewardship work college with a focus on hands on learning and real world application that goes all the way to it’s core, they needed a website that felt immediate and engaging, setting them apart from the academic crowd.

Together along with our partners at Ruffalo Noel Levitz we started from the ground up, re-envisioning the Sterling experience for a new generation of students.

We spent days onsite in Craftsbury Common listening to staff, students, & faculty – eating the food grown on campus, trudged through rain and mud, and absorbing every bit of Sterling we could.

No stone was left unturned as we explored user experience, language, internal architecture, mobile design, SEO, high level narrative and more.

Six months later we emerged on target and on budget, with a product everyone from the president to the students has been proud to represent them. The Sterling College experience is one of the most unique and engaging college experiences offered, and now they have a website to match.

CLIENT
Sterling College of Vermont

SERVICES
WordPress Consulting, Branding, Design, Development, Web Hosting, Ongoing Maintenance

YEAR
2016

“When I reached out to Tanner looking for some basic WordPress support I didn’t know that we would end up partnering on one of the most fulfilling web projects that I’ve managed in my professional career.  Tanner’s responsiveness, ability to translate ideas into practical solutions and willingness to collaborate allowed me to stretch my own creative envelope and make something truly exceptional and powerful for Sterling College.  I had a very clear artistic vision for what I wanted to create and rather than being limited by those fully formed ideas, Tanner was able to build on them, reimagine them and implement solutions that achieved the experience I was after.  In today’s oversaturated digital world I wanted a bespoke website that evoked feelings, stirred emotions and nurtured a kind of nostalgia for a simpler time while still leveraging state-of-the-art technology in SEO and web design.  He is a master craftsman with his medium and also brings with him a network that can see a project through artfully and efficiently.”

Beana Bern Sterling College

Beana BernSterling College