University of Miami Haiti Report

Project Details

Client University of Miami News

Role Art Direction


Front-end Development

Date 2015

The University of Miami formalized a community-wide Haiti relief effort after the tragic earthquake that occurred there in January 2010. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake and death toll estimates ranged from 100,000 to 300,000. The University sent healthcare specialists and other humanitarians over the course of the next several years. This website project captured the University's work and garnered a Case Award in 2015.

1. Case study

A website capturing the humanitarian efforts following a catastrophic earthquake affecting millions of Haitians. The website organized and presented multimedia content that originated from hundreds of sources over multiple years.

2. Result

An award-winning website documenting the incident and its aftermath with special attention on the historic efforts that united University volunteers and Haitian citizens forever.

3. Experience

The website presented a very special challenge. The quality and scope of the content was extremely wide-ranging. The curatorial effort involved a massive amount of review for each feature story, landing page and slideshow. Art directing such an effort requires a balance that respects the importance of telling a story while at the same time respecting the victims and their struggle.

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