Bay Area Website Design & Development Firm, Marker Seven, Wins Interactive Media Award for Art Is Education Website

Alameda, California (EastBayDaily) — Marker Seven is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Interactive Media Awards Outstanding Achievement Award for 2012 (in the Kids category) for the recently redesigned Art Is Education website. was chosen out of 133 entries to earn one of the highest honors bestowed by the organization. It represents the very best in design, content quality, feature functionality, usability, and standards compliance.

“The Art Is Education website project was a comprehensive redesign that focused on updating the AIE presence. We wanted to help them reflect a modern style and create a user experience that would best serve their organization and its goals,” said John Clauss, CEO of Marker Seven Interactive. “We were able to give them a professional, classic look that still has a lot of energy and an artistic feel.”

Drupal 7 powers the content management system that allows the Art Is Education program to manage its copy, workflows, downloadable items, event registration, and create web forms. Marker Seven’s user experience team gave the AIE site a clean yet imaginative look that engages its audience in a supportive and useful way. The project represented a very high standard of planning, execution and overall professionalism.

The website excelled in all areas of the IMA judging criteria.

About the Interactive Media Awards

The Interactive Media Awards has been recognizing high standards of excellence in website design and development since 2006. The competition was instigated as a method to offer accomplished and talented web professionals an objective endorsement of achievement. Each website is evaluated based on five criteria: Design, Content, Feature Functionality, Usability, and Standards Compliance. To win an IMA, a website must excel in each category.

About Art IS Education

Art IS Education is the website of The Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership, a project of the Alameda Count Office of Education. Its mission is to establish arts learning as an integrated part of quality public education for every child, in every school. The website organizes resources, research, calendars, curriculum, and tools for art education advocates to use in planning events and advocacy campaigns.

About Marker Seven

Marker Seven is an award-winning website development agency and a leader in end-to-end digital solutions. Marker Seven specializes in user-centric solutions that help businesses, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, enhance brand awareness and meet online sales & marketing goals. Clients include leading brands such as Birkenstock, Disney, IBM, Levi’s, Ghirardelli Chocolate, and more. For more information call 415-447-2841, email info(at)markerseven(dot)com, or visit .

Contact: Marker Seven Interactive John Clauss CEO 415-447-2841

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John Clauss