When I saw this project come down the pipeline, I knew I had to be on it. I’ve been a fan of Interlochen since I was a high school band geek, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work for them.

We implemented a Salesforce-based admissions community for Interlochen, to guide their prospective students through the admissions process. This was a particularly complicated process, due to the legal-minor status of most applicants, and the privacy issues surrounding that topic. The process may be further complicated for some families by repeat summer camp attendees and multiple children. I worked closely with the Interlochen staff over the course of a few months to hone in on the requirements and the eventual solution.

Camp and Academy application process user flow.

User flow illustrating the people involved in the camp or academy application process. Click through for the full diagram.

Application dashboard component

Final design of application dashboard component, based on my wireframes and several rounds of review/iterations.

Early on in the project, it became clear to me that the client’s expectations were not aligned with the scope of what had been sold to them. However, in working with them, we were able to prioritize the most critical functionality for their students, and agree upon a change order for the remaining difference in scope. The end result of our increased scope is an elegant application suite, that has streamlined the process and removed roadblocks for both end users and administrators.

Audition upload screen view

Audition upload screen. Applicants may need to submit several auditions, writing samples, or other pieces of work to be considered.

See the wireframes.