The Redshift Music Society was founded in 2001 in Vancouver, with a focus on bringing the music of contemporary Canadian composers to the general public through unique musical events, mostly in public venues. Redshift is a registered non-profit and while we put on several concerts each year, nearly all of these are free for the public to attend. Despite that, our mission is to support professional Canadian musicians and composers and so we pay professional rates for their services.
Our web site needed to convey the professionalism of the organization without being stuffy or overly formal. It also needed to be easy to navigate so that our audience could easily find our concert information, our recordings and other information. In addition, lacking paid staff, we needed the ability to update the site ourselves. Lastly, our look was a bit outdated and needed a fresh face. The task seemed daunting to us as we had so much information to manage, not to mention photos, sound clips and video. It was difficult for us to imagine how we would be able to get everything into a web site without it being crowded and complicated.
Denis Eve and his team at Q College were fantastic. Despite the distance between us, they made great use of modern technologies to meet with us virtually. They were able to show us mock-ups, designs, and functionality even though we are based in Vancouver. The team quickly understood the goals and needs of our organization and the solutions they came up with were spot on. Additionally, their input and suggestions helped to bring us into better communication with our audience by incorporating social media into our site. Olivia Hernandez came up with a stunning new logo design for us while keeping the familiarity of our colors.
The finished site was delivered right on time and our Artistic Director received training on making updates. The site is easy to use and easy to update. The Board is very happy with the results and we have received many compliments from audience members and musicians alike. I would highly recommend Denis Eve and his team at Q College.