Ikeda Center

“Andrea’s strengths include leading a creative discovery process and then working collaboratively to come up with great solutions. Her commitment to ongoing improvement is very important. She is not complacent with her existing skill set.

Mitch Bogen
Project Manager and Webmaster
Ikeda Center

Ikeda Center

Drupal | Nonprofit | Education

The Ikeda Center in Cambridge MA, was founded in 1993 by Buddhist philosopher, peace builder, and educator Daisaku Ikeda. The Ikeda Center’s mission is to build cultures of peace through learning and dialogue. They host events, publish books, and produce original resources for their website. The center engages diverse scholars, activists, and social innovators in the search for the ideas and solutions that will assist in the peaceful evolution of humanity.

The Ikeda Center first reached out to Elytra Design in 2007 to create a new html website. Again in 2013, we redesigned the website using Drupal to take advantage of an open source platform that allows for content management. Then again in 2016, we redesigned the website to make it mobile responsive. Here are some of the tasks we did:

  • Discovery
  • Web strategy
  • Content strategy
  • User experience
  • Visual design
  • Drupal development
  • Drupal CMS training
  • Logo refresh

Each time we designed the website, it was received with great appreciation. The expectations as an organization were met and exceeded through every step of our journey. From the launch of the first site they have been perceived as a leader in their community of educational nonprofits, academic institutions, and Buddhist organizations. They felt that Elytra Design helped to bring a new level of design sophistication to their community. 

For Elytra Design, it has been a pleasure to work with the Ikeda Center for so many years.

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