We made crafting inspiration
easier to digest and discover.
Cricut cutting machines and products offer essential tools for just about any DIY project. But it’s a passion for helping people tap into their own creativity that makes this brand truly unique. From crafting how-tos and project ideas to creator spotlights, the team behind the Cricut blog understood the power their content had to inspire audiences. The challenge was creating a premium blog experience that invited every user to explore all kinds of craft related content, as effortlessly as possible.
Experiences For Mankind helped Cricut rethink their approach to producing, publishing, and organizing content. Through an exhaustive audit of their existing efforts, we developed an editorial strategy and content plan to transform a chronological stream of consciousness into a reliable resource for aspirational creativity and endless crafting possibilities. This all came to life in Cricut Inspiration, a user-focused content hub that serves up ideas, tutorials, stories, news, and more to crafters everywhere.
Editorial Strategy, Content Audit, SEO Audit, Content Planning, UX Design, UI Design, Web Development, Blog Integration
Setting out to develop the new Cricut Inspiration, we identified an opportunity to better guide crafters throughout their creative process. Navigation on the existing Cricut blog left much to be desired, especially on mobile devices. While browsing for inspiration, visitors constantly had to start over from the homepage if they wanted to view a different project.
To help people explore the vast potential of DIY crafts, we simplified the process for navigating, finding, and browsing content. Our team designed colorful landing pages that highlight craft stories across each category of the homepage menu along with a new content tagging system that makes discovering other projects a breeze. Visitors can quickly find the content they need most—searchable by product, occasion, materials used, and more.
This new approach presents crafting stories in a compelling and organized way that draws people into the possibilities of crafting while providing the tools they need to be successful.
Making it easy to navigate crafting, start to finish.
Cricut Inspiration showcases the possibilities of craft projects with gorgeous imagery displayed in large scale tiles. Taking a mobile-first approach, we built the site around photography and video content to present craft stories in a detailed way without overwhelming users. The result is a clean, modern aesthetic that brings the stories of craft making center stage.
Crafting possibilities made simple and beautiful.
Providing a roadmap for continued success.
To keep Cricut Inspiration going strong, we defined a clear vision for the new content hub along with guidelines for voice, tone, and viewpoint. We also introduced new processes and tools to support Cricut’s internal team with maintaining editorial content at scale.
With recommendations for content planning, submissions, editing, asset management, and editorial hygiene, we provided a framework for the ongoing production of high-quality, on-brand content. This way, Cricut Inspiration can continue to uplift the DIY crafting community as business goals evolve, internal teams shift, and new trends bring the unexpected.