Spark and Echo

Spark+Echo

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Client Name + URL

Agency Name + URL

Industry

Art and Entertainment

Integrations/Plugins Used

Bibles.org API

Patreon API

Twitter API

Link to Final Project URL and/or Agency Case Study (if applicable)

Client Logo in SVG Format

Client

Briefly describe the client and what their organization does. If you are part of an internal team, tell us a little bit about your business.

Spark+Echo has a unique and challenging mission: Illuminate every verse of the bible with an original work of art. The organization partners with interested artists, coaching them through idea generation, initial studies, and the creation of their final work – anything from painting to sculpture to modern dance and poetry.

Challenge

Tell us a little bit about this specific project. What was the goal of the project? What were the challenges? What makes this project particularly interesting?

Spark+Echo’s old WordPress site was beginning to hold them back. The look and feel was not commensurate with the exceptional artwork on display, and they wanted a better way to present the project on a macro and micro level. They were transitioning to using Patreon as a major part of their fundraising, and they wanted to incentivize fans to become supporters.

First and foremost, we set out to create a format for the project that helps give it context and life. The site is organized around a primary bible-reading experience where the Spark+Echo artwork is shown inline with the scripture that inspired it.

In addition, we wanted to create new ways of encouraging community engagement, not only on the website itself, but also through social media, meaning the whole experience had to be exceptionally mobile-friendly.

Why Craft

Why was Craft a good fit for this project? Did Craft enable your team to do something or create something integral to the project? Was there something about Craft that is uniquely helpful to your team or the client? Did you use Craft + Commerce? And did Craft specifically help your team/client achieve the desired goal?

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Integrations and Plugins

Did you use any integrations or plugins on your project? Did you build any plugins/integrations for this project? If you created your own, can you tell us a little bit more about your plugin/integration?

Bibles.org API

Patreon API

Twitter API

To encourage community engagement on the site, we integrated a new idea of “sparks” – up-votes that their audience can use to express support for an in-progress artwork or a bible passage they would like to see art made for. Passages with lots of sparks are the ones the community is most interested in illuminating next.

We decided to make Sparking something that only Patreon “Patrons” can do. Active, pledging supporters can log in to the site with their Patreon username and password and receive five new sparks every month. Patrons can log in seamlessly through our integration with Patreon’s backend.

Users are recognized publicly for being the most active “sparkers” on the site; for being the most active in a given book of the bible, and for being the most vocal supporters of a given artwork. Users can leave comments along with their sparks, creating a lively, collaborative feeling within the site.

In addition, users are encouraged to take the conversation to social media. Each piece of artwork is associated with a unique hashtag and Facebook feed. Users can tweet and comment from the page with one click, and their submission will appear on the page. If users respond on those platforms, the feed updates accordingly.

Results

Please summarize what you accomplished for the business/organization, what the impact was, and what's next. What is your team most proud of when it comes to this product? Are there any KPIs you can share? Are there any anecdotes from the client or the team using the site that you can share?

Spark+Echo helps bring about a more creative and harmonious world. We were thrilled to be a part of their mission and create a site that not only showcases their work effectively, but creates a unique opportunity for growth.

Quotes

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“Everybody has been really excited about the new website. It has made not only the artwork, but also the project as a whole shine. People are better able to understand what we do and why we are doing it, all thanks to Cantilever’s work.”

– Jonathon Roberts, Spark+Echo Arts founder

Images

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