Project Services

  • Multisite
  • Information Architecture
  • UI/UX
  • Logo Identity
  • Design & Development
  • WordPress

Awards & Recognition

Improved interface design for both the client and the site’s users.


Site navigation was consolidated and renamed to be easier to use. Artists’ work is larger and easier to navigate to. In addition to the two websites designed and built, Metropolis created a third artist portal site that allows artists to upload and maintain their artwork, as well as allowing the client to moderate which website (and show) the artwork will be showcased in. This reduced a huge amount of work needed by IX Arts, and next year’s show will be even easier to curate. The new site works really well on small screens — many users will be interacting with it while at the show.

Artist Curated Galleries

Each artist can manually curate their own gallery by logging into the portal. At any point, they can re-arrange their work and even feature one by simply dragging and dropping.

Lightning Fast Page Load

With thousands of high-quality images, this AJAX-based infinite scroll keeps the artwork coming without bogging down page load times and eating up bandwidth.

Event Schedule On-the-Go

The show programming doesn’t get finalized until the very end and needs to be easy to maintain by IX Arts. The new design works great on smaller screens, where users can navigate by day or just scroll to see everything. Events click to reveal details.

Ticket Buying / Integration

A custom Gravity Form with conditional logic allows users to buy multiple tickets during checkout. The payment is processed, and users’ information is passed into Mailchimp if they opt into a newsletter list.

The Results

With artists entering their work when they register, the show site can go live months earlier which will allow more time for ticket sales. It now works beautifully on mobile phones and the architecture is much more customizable for future functionality.

IX Art Show Website IX Art Gallery Website

Design Nominee
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