From Intern to Designer
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Here at eJIGSAW, we’re extremely excited to announce that we were chosen by the Virgin Strive Challenge to build their website for the 2018 challenge, as well as a bespoke participant registration form and system.
The initial Strive challenge, set up in 2014 by Sam Branson and cousin Noah Devereux, involved a small team of people testing themselves via a series of ultra-endurance challenges, all to raise funds for the youth charity, Big Change.
The charity, Big Change was created in 2012 by Holly and Sam Branson, and four friends to think differently about the role charity can play in driving positive change for young people across the UK. The charity finds and supports early-stage projects or charities that are rethinking the way of setting up young people in the UK so that they can thrive in life and not just in exams.
The first challenge in 2014 took people from London to the top of the Matterhorn, whilst the 2016 challenge took the Strivers from the Matterhorn to the top of Mount Etna.
In September 2018, a whole host of entrepreneurs, thought leaders, disruptors, philanthropists, inspirational speakers, extraordinary young people and educational trailblazers will form a diverse tribe of Big Changers, striving to transform the way the next generation is supported, by travelling from Sardinia to the top of Mont Blanc, using only the power of human effort.
The team from the Virgin Strive Challenge approached eJIGSAW last year to completely redesign and develop the website for the 2018 challenge, and also to build a bespoke and secure cloud application to hold all entrant details.
The primary goal of the website was to improve the design and in particular the user experience, ensuring that the signing-up process was more enjoyable, streamlined, secure, and efficient.
We worked closely with the Virgin Strive and Big Change teams, as well as the Virgin Brand Team, and initially, wireframes were created and each page was carefully designed, working with the team to match their ideas and ethos.
Head of Digital at eJIGSAW, Neil Coleman:
“Working with the Strive team has been an amazing experience and the work they do with Big Change is a testament to their ethos and character. The 2018 challenge looks absolutely epic and we’re massively proud to be a part of it.”
The result of the extensive discussions and the hard work of the talented team at eJIGSAW is an incredibly engaging and visually stunning website that the Strive team are incredibly happy with, and a website that we’re now extremely proud to launch here.
Alternatively, you can head to our case study page to learn more about the project, and the process involved.
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