Last week, two Clarity projects received 2024 Horizon Interactive Awards.  Each year, the competition receives thousands of entries from all over the world, reviewed by a volunteer panel of industry professionals from diverse multi-media, graphic design, advertising and marketing backgrounds, who determine the work that is recognized.

Winning Projects

Office of the Inspector General – Website Redesign

Clarity was engaged to redesign OIG’s primary website as well as two additional entities that existed as part of the site.

OIG Information Portal: Public-facing dashboards, created to make complex information more comprehensible and readily available for the public to search for and visualize facts and statistics about Chicago’s police and public safety operations, City and OIG employees, the City Budget, etc.

O’Hare Tip Line: A tool for members of the public, City employees, and contractors to provide confidential information to the OIG. Using a WordPress CMS, Clarity redesigned each of the sites while ensuring OIG’s requirement that they share common branding, but be redesigned and rearchitected so that each site clearly communicated its purpose to website visitors, including residents and community groups. These sites were designed to be responsive on mobile devices as well as meet WCAG AA accessibility standards.

Chicago Council of Global Affairs’ Blue Marble – Website Design & Development

Horizon Interactive Award - Best of Category

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA) partnered with Clarity to design and develop a new digital presence within their existing primary Drupal website infrastructure. The new presence needed to leverage as much existing functionality as possible while still providing a distinct design and branding that appealed to a younger audience. It was also essential that the site be mobile-friendly; the expectation was that most users would access the site on a mobile device. The new presence would be called Blue Marble. The structure of the site is based on the sitemap provided by CCGA. This effort included a fully complete, end-to-end website, encompassing planning, design, development, and launch. In addition to Clarity delivering a site with all of the aforementioned requirements, Blue Marble is robust, secure, and well-designed, with the ability to enhance it well into the future.

See our entire list of workplace, culture and project accolades on our Awards page.

About Horizon Interactive Awards

For nearly 20 years, the Horizon Interactive Awards competition has been recognizing, promoting and awarding the best web sites, videos, online advertising, print media and mobile applications.

About Clarity Partners

Clarity Partners is a Chicago-based, full-service management and information technology consulting firm that specializes in delivering comprehensive solutions to complex public sector and non-profit challenges. We provide management consulting, enterprise performance management, application development, website design and development, cloud solutions, project management, and IT staffing services to a diverse mix of businesses across the full spectrum of industries.