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Velir is thrilled to announce that we’ve been recognized by Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA)’s Communicator Awards for the third year in a row! In this year’s competition—the 28th year of the awards—we received an Award of Excellence for helping Museum of Science, Boston to bring its Project Vaccine website to life. And we received a second Award of Excellence for our work redesigning National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)’s website

These websites were selected from over 5,000 entries received from across the world as part of the largest awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. Communicator Award winners in 2022 who received the competition’s highest honor, the Award of Excellence, include Forbes, The Walt Disney Company Europe & Africa, Mattel, State Farm, Philips, T-Mobile, Yes& Agency, Pepsico, and Groove Jones. You can see a complete list of winners at

We received an Award of Excellence in the General-Non-Profit category for the Project Vaccine microsite we designed for Museum of Science, Boston. Created with Drupal 7, the site acts as a digital extension of the Museum’s physical exhibit on the science behind vaccine development. By teaming up with the Museum, we crafted an engaging online exhibit, which allows its teams the flexibility to author bilingual content in Drupal. It also lets them quickly make required updates to the site as new information about vaccines emerges in a consistent, component driven way by leveraging Paragraphs, Storybook, and ReactJS.

This Communicator Award is the third award Project Vaccine has won. It also won a Platinum Award for Web-Based Production in the Social Responsibility category and a Platinum Award for Web-Based Production in the 2022 AVA Awards.

Learn more about our award-winning work on the Project Vaccine site.

Find out how we extended a physical exhibit into an engaging bilingual digital experience for Museum of Science, Boston.
"We’re honored to receive Communicator Awards for the third year in a row, and we’re excited that our work with NBER and Museum of Science was recognized by the AIVA this year. We’re also thrilled that these projects have received several awards this year and have been recognized by multiple awards organizations for their excellence and impact in the nonprofit world."
Dave Valliere CEO, Velir
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The groundbreaking redesign we did of received an Award of Excellence in the General-Non-Profit category. During this project, we helped NBER design a more accessible site on Drupal 9 where its audiences can easily locate and leverage its decades of research. As part of our process, we helped them migrate to Drupal 9 and ensured that their site’s modern editorial design could rely less on imagery to deliver information. We did that by working with NBER to establish a scalable, on-brand typeface and type hierarchy, and to craft a style guide that trains content authors on how to use available typographical resources.

This Communicator Award marks the second honor our redesign of has received. The site also won a 2022 Gold AVA Award for Web-Based Production in the Non-Profit category.

We’re excited our work with NBER and Museum of Science, Boston was recognized with 2022 Communicator Awards and that it won other awards this year. We’re extremely proud of the collaboration with our clients to make these award-winning websites that resonate with their audiences.

About The Communicator Awards

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for marketing and communications professionals. Founded by passionate communications professionals over two decades ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best digital, video, podcasts, marketing, mobile, and print work the industry has to offer. The Communicator Awards is widely recognized as one of the largest and most coveted awards of its kind in the world.

The Communicator Awards are judged and curated by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). The AIVA is an assembly of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current AIVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including GE Digital, Spotify, Condè Nast, Disney, Republica, Majestyk, Fast Company, Upstatement, and many others. See for more information.

About Velir

For over 20 years, Velir has helped clients shape meaningful ideas into memorable digital experiences by building and supporting some of the world’s largest audience-focused websites. We focus not only on building effective, beautiful, and functional websites, but also on creating engaging user experiences for clients ranging from trade associations to Fortune 50 brands.

We’re a valued partner with Acquia, a technology company that offers a cloud-based Drupal-powered digital experience platform and the world’s only Open Marketing Cloud. As an Acquia Gold Partner with an Acquia Certified Drupal Cloud Practice and a Triple Certified Drupal Expert, we’re excited to show you how Acquia can help you deliver great Drupal experiences to your audiences. Learn more about our extensive Drupal expertise that spans over a decade.

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