1Higher Education Specialists

We specialize in higher education as an industry, as we've had extensive experience with different educational institutions across the country.

2Our Higher Ed Clients

Many of our clients are in higher education. Below are a few of them.

3We Understand You

We understand the unique needs, strategies, and challenges of higher education institutions and their marketing teams. We're pros at supporting them to their fullest.



University of Minnesota, The Juilliard School, Cornell and Other High-profile Institutions

Origin Eight has a deep knowledge of the CMS platform architecture, design, governance and usability issues that are unique to Higher Education. Let us help you architect, support, or host your next big project or platform.

Relevant Capabilities

  • Strong user experience (UX) design & strategy team
    • We have a strong track record of simple, innovative UX design solutions to complex higher ed problems
  • Graphic design & branding
    • We are keeping track of visual design trends and issues of branding in higher education
    • Beautiful designs for Higher Ed that bring a high level of professionalism and uniqueness to your digital presence
  • Highly collaborative development model
    • Allows us to work on projects in tandem with in-house resources at your university or college


A Few Examples of Our Work in Higher Ed

O8 UX Services

Medical School - Drupal Redesign

About the project: The UMN Med School was looking to update their website to be more modern and intuitive while still following the branding guidelines of the university. The Origin Eight team collaborated with the UMN team to implement their design vision on time.

UMN Med Home Page

TC3 - Drupal 8 Migration and Redesign

Project Description: Origin Eight worked with the Tompkins Cortland Community College in re-creating and migrating the college’s main website to Drupal 8. Our Developers collaborated with the college’s main web designer strategizing and applying his concepts into a fully functional website. We created a flexible content system to allow for dynamic page layouts for various pages across the site. Additionally, Origin Eight provided Drupal training for the new system during the transition between websites.

TC3 Home Page

IAJU - Drupal Redesign

Project Description: Origin Eight delivered a beautifully redesigned website under a very tight deadline. The Origin Eight team worked closely with the client team to ensure a design that key stakeholders would approve of and feel excited about. Functionality was a top priority as the site is used to register for conferences, showcase official publications, and connect working groups and members of the International Association of Jesuit Universities.

Website: https://iaju.org/

IAJU Home Page

Cornell Chronicle - Drupal 8 Site Redesign

Origin Eight worked in tandem with the Cornell Chronicle staff to implement a redesign and perform a complex migration of the Cornell Chronicle website from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.

Cornell Chronicle Home Page

Database-intensive Drupal website for Plant Information Online

Origin Eight developed this site to leverage the full capacity of multiple databases to combine information and present a powerful, yet easy-to-use search experience.

About Plantinfo

Plant Information Online offers a collection of databases of interest to plant and gardening enthusiasts and students, as well as professional botanists, horticulturists, and researchers. Some of the databases have been available in print (various titles) since 1979 and online through paid subscription since 1997. The whole site is now available free to the general public.

Plant Info Home Page

[email protected] Services Drupal Resource Portal

This website was created to provide an easy-to-use and central resource where IT professionals could connect with the university community and offer support and services.

From the About page:

IT @ UMN is a community of IT professionals across the University working together to support and advance the academic mission of the University of Minnesota.

UMN IT Home Page