The 2024 Season 1 MUSE Creative Award winners were recently announced and two Clarity projects have been recognized as “Silver Winners.”  This includes our work on behalf of the City of Chicago Office of the Inspector General and Blue Marble, a news website Clarity created on behalf of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Our 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

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 the Program

The winning project was was honored with a  silver distinction.  This means it scored between 70-84 points based on a 100 point scale that encompasses the following criteria:

  • Creativity / Concept / Idea
  • Content / Brief / Objective / Planning / Execution
  • Visual / Design
  • Innovation / Functionality / Effectiveness
  • Impact / Memorability

Check out more about our award-winning work here.

The MUSE Creative Awards

The MUSE Creative Awards provides a platform for all creative professionals, a large spotlight shining upon these innovative individuals who shine brighter than the stars above.

About IAA

International Awards Associate (IAA) believes that recognition of creative professionals plays a crucial role in the growth of communities, and the economy as a whole. Our organization is composed of award-winning communications professionals, who are dedicated to searching out the exceptionally creative “stars” and to give them the recognition they deserve.