With budget cuts and rising expectations, higher education websites have become a challenging balancing act of function and affordability. Late in 2016, we set out to build a website solution that would leverage a CMS to create a repeatable, flexible website solution that meets current expectations in higher ed clients, and leaves room for them to make it their own -- without requiring custom development for each client. We also wanted to ensure that it could be deployed for under $50,000; put the work of managing and maintaining the site into the hands of the content team; and have a low-recurring cost to the client.
Sarah Ailes has a diverse background that ranges from working on interactive & web development teams as a graphic production artist to project/account manager, to directing web sales for Digital Wave. Having been part of a production and implementation team, she understands all sides of a web project – not just schedule, scope and budget. When clients ask for tasks to be done, she understands what it takes from a design and development perspective and can offer up solutions.