Past Projects


2015-2016

fair elections illinois

Fair Elections Illinois is a campaign seeking to implement a small donor match program. Already active in New York, this campaign seeks to increase the impact of each individual vote and combat big money here in Chicago. Common Cause, one of the leading contributors to this campaign, enlisted our help to design and maintain an easy to use and interactive website. In addition to building the website, we helped Fair Elections develop a Social Media strategy.

 

green star movement

Green Star Movement is a Chicago non-profit that works with communities to create public art around the city to revitalize urban neighborhoods. We created a new website that featured a minimalist design in order to showcase the photographs of the colorful and intricate mosaics from the completed projects. Additionally, we streamlined the application process for volunteers and the registration process for classes. 

Illinois Sunshine

Illinois Sunshine is an organization which collects and makes data available on political contributions in the state of Illinois. We worked with them on compiling and presenting this data in graphic form. To do this we used CartoDB and GitHub and in the end we created around twenty maps including a variety of time series and heat maps.

 

network 9 Community Resource directory

We worked with Chicago Public Schools/Public Allies to create the an interactive site displaying resources for schools, students, and families on the South Side of Chicago. We used Derek Eder's Searchable Map Template to implement the map and it's features. The goal of the project was to create a simple and easy-to-use interface that would make the data publicly accessible.


2014-2015

we the people media

Non-profit organization We the People Media was founded to support the work of Residents' Journal and the Urban Youth International Journalism Program, programs that began in 1996 in association with the Chicago Housing Authority. Residents' Journal is a publication for public housing residents, by public housing residents that produces a wide array of journalism, from investigative reporting to community news. TechTeam developed an online archive for Residents’ Journal to make journalism more accessible to the community and redesigned the site for a cleaner feel.

office of illinois state representative Christian mitchell

Illinois State Representative Christian Mitchell is a lifelong Chicagoan and a UChicago grad serving the 26th District in the the General Assembly. The 26th District of Illinois stretches along the Lakefront from the Gold Coast to 91st Street.  It includes some parts of communities such as the Near North Side’s Streeterville area, some parts of the Loop, Bronzeville, Hyde Park, South Shore and South Chicago area. TechTeam worked with Representative Mitchell's Office to make his web platforms a productive hub for discussion and community-building in the 26th District.


2013-2014

barbara flynn-curry

We worked with Illinois House of Representatives Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie to revamp her social media presence. We increased her Twitter followers by 34% and her Facebook engagement by 42%. We also launched a section on her website to provide visitors with access to Chicago city services.

s.i.s.t.e.r.s. inc

We worked with G.I.R.L.S. Inc, a Chicago-area nonprofit aimed at providing young women with leadership skills, to revamp their social media presence and website. We successfully increased their Twitter followers by 23% and launched a feature that allowed for donation directly from their website.