Project6 Design Wins Five Awards for Excellence in Their User Interface and Design Work for 2010−2011 Web Design and Build Projects

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San Francisco Bay Area design and branding firm, Project6 Design, is honored to receive multiple awards for outstanding web design and build projects over the past year. Their clean and clear user interface and design work helped three organizations (UCSF School of Dentistry, Cal Maritime Academy and Pankow) to connect with their website users in new, meaningful ways and has successfully repositioned these brands in their industries.

San Francisco Bay Area Design and Branding Firm - Project6 Design

San Francisco Bay Area Design and Branding Firm - Project6 Design

With Project6, we got exactly what we were looking for — creative design and strong development capability — and results better than we had envisioned...

Project6 Design won two 2011 Silver W3 Awards and three 2011 Silver Davey Awards from the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) for excellence in its web design and build projects. The design firm was recognized for the outstanding user interface and design work they did while modernizing the websites for two prestigious California Universities, the University of California San Francisco’s School of Dentistry and the California Maritime Academy, as well as for an industry-leading design and build construction firm, Pankow.

  •     The UCSF School of Dentistry website is built with the Drupal content management system (CMS), the most widely-supported open source CMS available. Drupal is used by the White House and several other high-profile organizations. The CMS allows the UCSF School of Dentistry team to add, edit, or delete web site content quickly and easily.
  •     The Pankow site was built into the Sitefinity content management system, providing a .NET CMS solution that was easy for the Pankow staff to maintain. The CMS also allows the marketing team to login and quickly update any part of the website. Most importantly, the site reflects their true brand attributes: integrity, collaboration, and innovation.

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“With Project6, we got exactly what we were looking for — creative design and strong development capability — and results better than we had envisioned,” said Renate Kofahl, the Director of Marketing at Pankow. “The striking design has enhanced our brand image and the content management system they integrated meets our needs for flexibility and ease of updating.”

“We really enjoyed working with Project6 Design on the redesign of our campus website,” said Jennifer Whitty, Director of Communications for The California Maritime Academy. “Their team did a great job walking us through the creative process, which helped us to better highlight what makes Cal Maritime so unique. The end result is a website that is much more visually compelling to our prospective students, parents, alumni and friends of the campus. We congratulate Project6 Design on their Awards, which from our perspective are well deserved!”

“After interviewing several graphic and web design companies, we decided to work with Project6 because they impressed us as having the right balance of a strong design sense and deep technical expertise, as well as the demonstrated ability to plan and manage a project on the scale and complexity of ours,” said David Hand, Communications Manager at the UCSF School of Dentistry. “Project6 challenged us re-imagine the user interface and design of our site, and we weren't disappointed. The Project6 team met with us regularly to develop a comprehensive understanding of our needs, and those of our site's various audiences. The resulting site is a significant advancement in terms of appearance, usability, and functionality. Thanks to the very thoughtful, inclusive design process conducted by Project6, our user community approval has been universal. We love the new site!”

“We are honored to receive these awards from the IAVA,” said Esten Sesto, president, Project6. “Our team always strives to surpass our client's expectations and aspirations, so it is wonderful to be recognized for our efforts. We do our best to have our strategic design work make our clients’ brands stand out in their industries and engage with their target market. We truly believe in creating marketing materials that are clean and elegant, and really push to connect with users in a meaningful way.”

About Pankow
Pankow is an industry leader in integrated project delivery, providing a complete range of high quality construction services to clients in civic, office, retail, hospitality, residential, healthcare, education and mixed-use markets. Founded in 1963, Pankow is one of the largest design-build contractors in the U.S. with offices in Honolulu, Oakland, Pasadena, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit our website at

About Cal Maritime
Established in 1929, The California Maritime Academy, a campus of The California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Cal Maritime was recently ranked by Forbes magazine as #18 in the “Top 20 Best Value Colleges” in the nation – and the #1 Best Value in California for providing students with the highest quality education for their academic dollar. Located in Vallejo, Calif., the campus offers undergraduate degrees preparing students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. It also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses. For more information about Cal Maritime, visit

About University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry
For 130 years, the UCSF School of Dentistry has pursued the mission of advancing oral, craniofacial, and public health through excellence in education, discovery, and patient-centered care. Our vision is to be a worldwide leader in dental education and public health, clinical practice, and scientific discovery, and our core values encompass our operating philosophy and principles that guide our daily actions and decisions, as well as in our interactions with others. For more information about the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, visit

About Project6 Design, Inc.
Project6 Design is a San Francisco Bay Area (Berkeley, CA) based graphic design agency that specializes in strategic brand, print and web design and build services. The Project6 creative process elicits your true brand character, engages your target market, and has measurable results. Our process provides the framework companies need to tell their unique stories, attract customers, and effectively communicate their marketing messages. Our design agency’s services include branding, web design and development, and print collateral design. Project6 Design works with clients in a variety of industries including: Non-profit, Government, Retail, Solar, High-Tech, Education, and more. Client brands include: eBay, Gap, UCSF, CA Technologies, Old Navy, Mitsubishi, California HealthCare Foundation, SunPower and many others. For more information, call (510) 540-8005, email: info(at)project6(dot)com or visit the website at


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