The Project

 

The Highest Peak Foundation is a private foundation that helps support youth oriented non-profits and provides scholarships for athletic, educational, service, and camp entities. Their previous website was hosted with GoDaddy and was expensive, out-of-date, and difficult to update. Listening to Buff's vision of a modernized website we were able to help her develop something that reflected the passion and goals of the foundation.

 
 
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I found Dark Fin Studios when I was working with Team Long Run. I took some time to look at the website for TLR, and was extremely impressed with what I saw, even at first glance. It was just the home page that was beautiful and effective and drew me in to look further into the site.

After my initial response, I realized that my foundation would really benefit from having a professional site, with a similar feel to the site for TLR. I built my website with GoDaddy without any knowledge or experience during the winter of 2017, and was disappointed to learn it was already outdated in 2018. To say the least, I was frustrated and disillusioned. I called GoDaddy to address the issue with them, but because of the impersonal service, they did not seem to consider me or my foundation’s website to be anything of consequence. As a result, I looked to Dark Fin Studios to make a difference for me and my foundation’s presence on the web.
— Buff Colarossi
 

 

Website Design

The Highest Peaks mission is to help youth obtain experiences that might otherwise be out of their reach through financial support. They're able to do this by providing non-profits with both grants and scholarships. It was crucial for organizations to be able to request grants easily, so we built the new site around this objective. We prominently displayed grant information and created an updated layout that made it easy for users to both see beneficiaries and get in touch with the foundation.

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While working with Dark Fin Studios, I found the process easy and remarkably fun. With GoDaddy, it was painstaking and tedious. They weren’t responsive, and it took months to build my website - even though they were providing an outdated design for my foundation. The great work from DFS and consistent communications were appreciated and respected. I now have a great website, with a design I’m proud to show to others who might be interested in learning more about my foundation and our outreach. I am relieved to know I can turn to DFS for updates and changes, and to have the confidence that my website can maintain its professionalism as we move forward.
— Buff Colarossi