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Journeys by Van Dyke is a rebrand of a 40-year-old, well-recognized family business. Run by the Van Dyke family, it has a deep-rooted history of comfortable travel and excellent customer service. The previous version of the website didn’t fully capture the Journeys by Van Dyke experience, or lead to the excitement customers feel when they receive the printed travel catalog in the mail. The focus of our collaboration was to create a beautiful and engaging website, while providing flexible tools for content editing for the company’s marketing team.
Creating a new travel website for Journeys by Van Dyke was an opportunity to provide a rich editorial interface and flexible content editing tools that empower non-technical content editors. We also wanted create plug and play features and reusable elements that could be used to build new pages quickly.
A redesign was also an opportunity to bring visual elements inline with the Journeys by Van Dyke brand. And along the way, we wanted to improve accessibility to make the website available to a wider audience.
The high-level goals for the website rebrand and rebuild were to:
We worked closely with the stakeholders at Journeys by Van Dyke to identify and understand the goals and vision of the rebranding, using agile practices to invite frequent feedback.
Key features of the website include:
Journeys by Van Dyke partnered with Evolving Web to create a fresh brand identity. We redesigned and rebuilt the website with a more modern, engaging, and accessible design. The new website leverages a rich content editorial experience, powered by WordPress.
The new website carries a fresh, airy feel. It features engaging content and interactions, driving users towards relevant content and clear calls to action. Smooth navigation, responsive and accessible layouts, and a rich user experience capture the essence of the rebrand and rebuild of the website.