This international non-profit is one of the world’s best known organisations within the authors’ rights sector. Their official website had served for many years but was out of step with the confederation’s modern remit and functioned poorly on mobile devices. We were contracted to create a ground-up redesign based upon audience and usability research conducted in-house. We designed templates for a news-flow homepage, internal articles, press releases, galleries and a comprehensive members-only section that helped to reposition the organisation as a modern, international lobbying entity.
As part of this design we created wireframes for each page and visual element, produced taxonomy and colour guidelines, and defined all the responsive mobile behaviour. We then partnered with the client’s incumbent web development company in France, acting as creative director for the look and feel of the finished product.
Once built, we wrote new content for each institutional page and laid them out to populate the site ready for launch.
About the Client
The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) is the world’s leading network of authors’ societies. With 232 member societies in 120 countries, CISAC represents more than 4 million creators from all geographic areas and all artistic repertoires; music, audiovisual, drama, literature and visual arts.
CISAC is presided over by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre and our four Vice Presidents are: Beninese creator and singer Angélique Kidjo, Chinese director, writer and producer Jia Zhang-ke, Argentinean film director Marcelo Piñeyro, and International Neo-Expressionist visual artist Miquel Barceló. Founded in 1926, CISAC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in France and regional offices in Burkina Faso, Chile, China and Hungary.
The new CISAC website was launched on-time to wide acclaim from the industry. It modernised the organisation’s online persona and was soon joined by integrated social media accounts based upon similar visuals. We were subsequently retained for a number of years to support the writing and creation of new pages, articles and releases. The site design is still in use today and is unchanged from the original wireframes.
- The site was revised in 2021 after seven year in service, but our design can be seen at the internet archive.