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Financial Access Initiative

Identity, Responsive Website

In an age where humans are being replaced by computers, it’s refreshing to find a team like The Mechanism. We all need technology, but when something isn’t right or not working properly, or we just need something different, we need a human to talk to. I am constantly surprised by their commitment to excellent service, support and guidance throughout the life of a project. I never once felt that there was another client that was more important than me. And that’s why I continue to work with them.- Suvasini Patel, Communications Director, Financial Access Initiative

The Financial Access Initiative is a research center focused on exploring how financial services can better meet the needs and improve the lives of poor households, housed at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU.

The Mechanism rebuilt the brand identity by invigorating and determining the overall tonality, visual representation, color palette, and font choices for the organization. We oversaw the production of both a photographic palette as well as an overall illustration style for the newly revised brand. Through collaborative discovery and detailed documentation, we built a roadmap for a new site and the future success of the organization.

The Responsive Website, completely re-envisioned, focuses on simplicity while giving the audience the ability to easily search for publications, blogs, info-graphics and documentation, all within a clean navigational structure. The entire site is a portal, predominantly focused on giving researchers, students and academics a single resource to locate and retrieve organized content to help them learn more and put promising ideas about ending global poverty into practice.

Project Snapshot

  • Visual Design – Brand Identity
  • Visual Design – Corporate collateral
  • Responsive Visual Design – Website
  • Front-End Development
  • Back-End Engineering
  • Drupal Open source CMS customization and configuration
  • RSS Feeds
  • Custom search [Apache Solr]
  • Website maintenance