National Center for Family Literacy’s Wonderopolis.org
Voce Communications; launched Oct. 2010, ongoing support/updates through 2011
Voted one of Time’s 50 Best Websites of 2011, Wonderopolis — “Where the wonders never cease!” — is a site targeted at families, teachers, and children to promote reading and learning in their daily lives. Funded by Verizon Foundation and created by the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), the site’s main draw is the Wonder of the Day post. Be sure to check out one of my favorite posts, featuring Emmy-winning writer and co-executive producer of The Simpsons, Michael Price: “Wonder #205: How Do You Write a TV Script?”. (The site also won awards from places of which I’ve never heard. Snazzy.)
Working in collaboration with the creative geniuses (and all-around awesome people) at Brains on Fire, Voce turned the delicious design pixels and Wonderopolis concept into web reality. Launched in Fall 2010 and ongoing through my time at Voce, this project was a personal favorite and especially rewarding partnership with the wonder-full ladies at NCFL. Beyond simply bringing the site to life and supporting ongoing new features and endeavors, we spent many occasions strategizing and planning the roadmap and future of Wonderopolis. I was also involved in executive discussions and negotiations with their funder, Verizon.
account management, primary client contact, strategic executive advisement, project management, drafted & maintained SOWs, created product requirements documents, development QA, post-launch support, on-site client meetings & presentations, mobile theme / iOS / Android app planning