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Why Sliders Are Getting Old While Simplicity Stays Evergreen

Sliders and carousels… are we the only ones who find them a bit annoying? A message, beautifully decorated and enticing, passes by. Before you can admire the design, let alone read the text, the message is gone. Just like a waiter at a high-end event dangling an artfully made dessert before moving on to the next table.

Sliders have become ever more popular, with almost each upcoming website choosing this as their preferred header (or hero element, as it’s known) or at least prioritizing it as an important downpage element. But do sliders serve their purpose? Continue Reading

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Hub & Spoke named Distinguished Agency, scores Best in Category honors at annual Horizon awards

For the second time, Hub & Spoke has been recognized as a Distinguished Agency by the Horizon Interactive Awards, an international competition now in its 15th year.

Along with the overall agency honors, the team at Hub & Spoke received 12 total awards, including three Golds and a Best in Category award.

“We’ve been off to a great year so far at Hub & Spoke, expanding into new markets and working with a lot of interesting folks, helping them find focus,” said Dak Dillon, principal and creative director at Hub & Spoke. “This has been a year of growth and expansion and we look forward to the challenges that brings!”

Each project in the competition was judged by a panel of creative peers based on creativity and originality, overall design and experience, communication of message and marketing effectiveness.

“The 2016 competition represents an outstanding execution of industry trends in terms of strategic online solutions and integrated campaigns through multiple media,” said, Mike Sauce- founder of the Horizon Interactive Awards. “It is clear that digital creatives are paying close attention to performance across all media, brand identity, user purpose and the utility of the solution.”

Hub & Spoke’s award-winning web design is built on a WordPress framework that is designed with best practices in mind, including a mobile-first focus that uses a fully responsive web design. Along with providing unique creative design, Hub & Spoke sets itself apart from other creative agencies by including hosting free for the first year and empowering its clients to use their website through robust training, while also always being there to assist when questions arise.

Winning work includes poster designs for Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s “Surge” and “Carmina Burana,” Columbia Farmers Market “Food From Home” campaign and annual report along with website design for the University of Missouri’s ECHO Autism project, Feeding Missouri and Accurate Rx Pharmacy.

About Hub & Spoke
Hub & Spoke is St. Louis web design and branding firm that works with a diverse mix of marketing clients, helping them find focus, with offices in St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri. Hub & Spoke provides modern mobile friendly responsive website design, graphic design, video production, search marketing services and photography.

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Hub & Spoke takes home 6 awards at annual Hermes competition

Hub & Spoke took home six awards at the recent Hermes Creative Awards, an annual interactive and print design competition with over 6,000 entries from around the world.

This marks the third straight year Hub & Spoke has been honored by the creative jury, with awards spanning work in website design, branding and print design, including annual report design and poster design.

The standout winner was the recent poster design for Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s “Surge” dance performance, which earned a platinum award, while five other works earned gold along with two honorable mentions.

Columbia Farmer’s Market Annual Report
Gold Award in Print Design – Annual Report

First Hands
Gold Award in Website Design for Nonprofit

Rock Bridge Brewing Company – Option #2
Gold Award in Print Design – Packaging

Missouri Contemporary Ballet
Gold Award in Website Design for Nonprofit

Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s “Surge” Poster Design
Platinum Award in Print Design – Poster

Hub & Spoke
Gold Award in Website Design for Marketing / Ad Agency

annual report design for non-profits and NGO organizations

About Hub & Spoke
Hub & Spoke is St. Louis web design and branding firm that works with a diverse mix of marketing clients, helping them find focus, with offices in St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri. Hub & Spoke provides modern mobile friendly responsive website design, graphic design, video production, search marketing services and photography.

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Capturing energy and movement for Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s ‘Live’

For nearly five years, since our launch, we’ve had a firm commitment to bringing our talents to bear in helping non-profits and the arts at Hub & Spoke.

One of our longest collaborators has been the Missouri Contemporary Ballet. From transforming their company’s design through a modern and flexible rebrand to launching a complete, responsive-web-design makeover, to designing their annual show posters and playbills, we’ve been there to help.

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