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Velir is proud to share that we’ve won a 2022 Silver Davey Award for our work redesigning Drexel University’s website. Our redesign was honored in the 18th Annual Davey Awards by The Academy of Interactive Visual Arts (AVIA) and chosen from a field that included over 2,000 entries from across the globe.

Forming a Content Strategy Focused on Drexel’s Differentiators

Velir provided the content strategy, visual design, and Sitecore consulting Drexel University needed to transform its website for all its audiences. 

We redesigned to accomplish two main goals: (1) Drive enrollment and retain highly-qualified students and (2) Raise awareness about Drexel’s reputation as a comprehensive research university and a leader in experiential education.

To accomplish each, we crafted four template families that reflect Drexel’s status as a large urban research university, reorganized the site’s content around four content pillars that communicate Drexel’s differentiators, and designed a unified digital experience that surfaces exciting news and student stories.

"We’re honored to receive a Silver Davey Award for our redesign of We’re proud of this collaboration with Drexel and thrilled to see the positive impact this new website has had at the University."
Dave Valliere CEO, Velir

We prepared our designs, front-end design prototype, content strategy, and technical insights for Drexel’s team to execute the Sitecore development of their site. With our technical support and consulting, Drexel’s developers had everything they needed to bring the project to life. We assisted them until launch, and beyond, as we continue to support them post-launch.

The success of our collaboration is reflected in Drexel’s Davey award-winning site, which offers streamlined navigation, prominent stories that demonstrate the value of Drexel’s education, and content that clearly addresses Drexel’s costs, deadlines, and differentiators.

About the Davey Awards

The Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small shops, firms, agencies, and companies worldwide. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock—the sort of thing small agencies do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the “Creative Davids,” who derive their strength from big ideas rather than big budgets. The Davey Awards is the leading awards competition specifically for smaller agencies as they compete with their peers to win the recognition they deserve. Please visit 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 on creating engaging easily accessible sites that our clients and audience can benefit from. We want to create meaningful relationships and connections through technology and one another.

For more information about our work with Drexel University, check out our Drexel University case study.


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