There was a problem.
The Joyful Heart Foundation want to end the backlog of rape kits across the country. They needed a website that would push awareness of this problem to the forefront.
I helped solve it.
This was one of those projects that, when you start digging in to the research, really blows your mind. I was appalled at learning what victims of rape have to endure while simply seeking justice. I was also surprised at how unaware I was of the broken processes and methods currently in place. All of this just fueled my desire to create a kick ass website for Joyful Heart to get the message out.
The plan was to inform and interact. The facts were laid out with the goals of being hard hitting, getting people thinking, talking, and wanting to do something about it.
I designed an interactive map of the U.S. where users can look up their own state or city. From here they can check the status of the backlog in their area or use the links provided to take action and make a difference themselves. Joyful Heart also has a huge archive of content including blog posts, testimonials, videos, articles, and resources for victims. I designed a searchable / filterable media center to showcase all of them as well as a custom icon set to define the different types.