Denver Agency Launches New Website for Colorado Creative Industries


Digital agency Elevated Third announced the launch of a new website for Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the state of Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). Elevated Third began work with Creative Industries in April, following its partnership with OEDIT in early 2012 to create a better digital resource for economic development initiatives in Colorado. 

The Creative Industries site was redesigned to better accommodate the organization’s
extensive number of creative industry resources. As the organization offers grants and awards to new and existing businesses throughout Colorado, the process required functionality that integrates Salesforce into the grant application and recipient processes. Through information architecture and agile user experience (UX) design, Elevated Third streamlined Creative Industries’ grant process. The site also features distinct visual design that extends the organization’s support for nonprofits, artists, entrepreneurs, education and other community programs across Colorado.

Elevated Third is a Drupal web development agency, and favors the open-source CMS due to its flexibility and scalability in creating dynamic online experiences. With the new website, Creative Industries’ web management team is able to manage, edit and interchange large pieces of content without jeopardizing the overall site appearance. Government and education sectors continue to adopt Drupal out of a need for a CMS framework that can accommodate both unique functionality and marketing needs.

About Colorado Creative Industries: Colorado is a global leader in the creative industries, which include six creative sectors: design, film and media, heritage, literary and publishing, performing arts, and visual arts and crafts. With its existing ecosystem of creative entrepreneurs, arts and cultural nonprofits, media and entertainment giants, and universities and academic leaders who encourage creativity and innovation, Colorado’s creative industries are well-positioned to grow and continue to help Colorado’s economy thrive. Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade, promotes, supports and expands the creative industries to drive Colorado’s economy, grow jobs and enhance our quality of life. For more information, visit

About Elevated Third: Founded in 2005, Elevated Third is a leading digital agency in Denver, Colorado. Through its unique combination of user-centered creative and open-source technology, Elevated Third is recognized for its digital marketing solutions that integrate intuitive user experience design using Drupal. The agency provides a variety of other award-winning services, including branding, as well as usability and SEO consulting. For more information, visit, the company's  Facebook page, or follow @elevatedthird.