The Washington Metro area is home to 16 Fortune 500 companies, 100,000 small businesses, and many thousands more medium and large companies. Some have as many as 80,000 employees. Given this, it’s pretty impressive that Washingtonian magazine chose Brightfind as one of the 50 best, in terms of places to work.
If you ever wondered why Brightfind’s website launches are so successful, it’s because we have a killer process, and if you ever wondered why we have a killer process, it’s because we have the incredible Emily Witt. Known in the web community as blogger, ebook writer, and presenter extraordinaire, she now also wears the moniker Vice President of Professional Services of Brightfind.
Sandra Dumas is not only a Brightfind Front-End Developer, she is a developed person, and she develops everything she does to the utmost degree imaginable. What does that mean? Well, Sandra plays electric guitar in a band, and . . . are you ready? She makes the guitars herself. She does everything from carving the wood to fitting and customizing the electronics.
As you stroll through the airport toward the plane that will fly you across the country, you find yourself impressed with the technological modernity of the airport. You marvel at the air traffic control system that alerts you to any delays. You board the plane, noting with interest the technological controls that enable the pilot to deliver you safely to your destination. You feel awe and gratitude that you live in an era of such technological sophistication.
Then, you behold the narrow little seat to which you will be confined for the next several hours. You try and settle yourself, but have no room to even extract your laptop from its bag. By take-off, you are already cramped, uncomfortable, and bored, and you still have five hours to go. In your misery you have forgotten all about your positive feelings toward the technologically impressive airport and controls. When the flight is finally over, you swear to never, ever fly on that airline again.
Writing, when compared to necessary and expensive technologies for designing and implementing websites, can seem too simple to spend money on, too simple to hire a professional to produce. But consider the flight experience described above. The seat is simple too, especially compared to the huge airport, the air traffic control system, and the plane’s engines and instruments. But the main difference between a first class experience and a regular one is pretty much all about the seat. And many people happily pay twice as much to improve that simple, basic element of the flight experience.
Brightfind will exhibit its web technology wares at the ASAE Technology Conference and Expo on December 15 and 16. The purpose of the conference is to lead associations to the best technical and strategic directions available.
The Hermes Creative Awards, one of the largest competitions of its kind in the world, selected Brightfind as the 2015 winner of three Gold Awards, two for association websites, and one for a pro bono website. Brightfind also won an Honorable Mention for creative website design.
In recognition of its distinctive creative work for the Society of Actuaries (SOA) website, Brightfind was awarded the 2015 Communicator Award of Excellence, in the category of Association Websites. Brightfind’s innovative card-based design, with its focus on reusability, provided SOA an extraordinary design strategy for accommodating its highly varied content categories and audiences.