mStoner, Inc. and Clients Receive Top Honors for Website Design and User Experience

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Granted five Best in Class awards, mStoner continues to raise the bar for digital creativity and user experience for colleges and universities.

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Mills College website

"mStoner was a true partner in the website development process from beginning to end,” said Judy Silva, associate vice president of marketing at Mills College.

The Interactive Media Awards (IMA) recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development. The Best in Class award, the highest honor bestowed by IMA, is received by a fraction of sites entered in the competition. It represents the very best in design, content, usability, accessibility, and functionality.

Mills College ( notably received a near-perfect score and Best in Class award. Judy Silva, associate vice president of marketing at Mills, knew it was imperative to create a web presence that would be as forward-thinking as Mills students and right-fit prospects.

“[A redesign] is definitely a marathon,” Silva said. “mStoner was a true partner in the website development process from beginning to end.”

Market research shows the most successful sites make it easy for users to find what they are looking for. The new site’s approach to design and content is “effortless simplicity.” Visitors are greeted with a friendly and familiar user experience where the interface recedes and the content shines. Subtle, elegant user interface motion and animation keeps visitors engaged in a sophisticated, cutting-edge user experience that also reflects the Mills brand attributes.

Four additional college and university clients received the Best in Class award for recent website redesigns, including:

Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University
Johnson & Wales University
Saint John Fisher College
North Central University

Two institutions received Outstanding Achievement honors:

Heartland Community College
Saint Louis University

“Our goal is to always balance good aesthetics with ease of use,” says Ben Bilow, mStoner’s senior creative director. “It’s important that our design work raise the level of prestige for our clients while producing real results. Ultimately, it's about getting right-fit students into classrooms and building relationships that last a lifetime. That’s what we do!”

About mStoner
mStoner, Inc. is a digital-first agency committed to tailored solutions that deliver real results. We craft powerful, tailored, human-centric experiences to illuminate your brand and allow you to tell the story only you can tell. We connect you with the right audience at the right time so you can form right-fit relationships. We position your team for improved productivity, sustainable growth, internal alignment, and proof-positive success. And we aim to make your job fun again and help you create inspired work that you are proud to show off. Since 2001, we’ve worked with more than 350 colleges, universities, and professional schools in the U.S. and abroad. For much more, visit our website at

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