Project: Apelon

Apelon is a clinical informatics company focused on accelerating eHealth through data standardization and interoperability. For over twenty years Apelon has collaborated with many of the world’s leading public and private healthcare organizations to design, build, and deploy clinical terminologies.

Project overview / Challenge

Apelon approached me with a desire to overhaul their brand, content strategy and marketing materials. Their legacy site and materials had been written by developers and they wanted to make their message more accessible to key decision makers within Health Care organizations and Software Development firms, - many of which are not overly technical.

Integrations with Saleforce's CRM and Mailchimp serve as the foundation for collecting and following up with leads. Apelon's website also serves as a platform for blogging about events, news, and relevant content. Posts are automatically published throughout key landing pages on the website and their social media platforms.

My Roles

  • Branding
  • Content strategy
  • Development
  • Social media channel design
  • Print design
  • Salesforce integration
Apelon Terminology Developers

Responsive, mobile friendly design

Apelon Three Views
Insight, Apelon UX, Dawn Russell


Content Subscription

My approach to the site build

Refresh the content strategy, add bold colors, and layer imagery that conveys the industry.

This project was a ground up overhaul that included everything from marketing materials to a website build. For the site, I did extensive keyword research and competitive analysis to determine an information architecture that was accessible for a variety of users. This segmented Apelon's content across "Who We Serve" and "Solutions", ensuring that a user at any technical level will be able to find information relevant to their search.

View Site: Apelon
Interface, Apelon UX, Dawn Russell


Our Members Web
Simplify lead generation

Every lead is captured through forms that are placed within each section of the website. Leads are then automatically imported into Salesforce for follow up. Each field is mapped into Salesforce to ensure a comprehensive transference of information. Finally, the user is emailed correspondence that includes a "tear sheet" they can share with team members or management.

Influence, Apelon UX, Dawn Russell


Content Subscription

Social media integration

Apply branding to hubs, syndicate content, load throughout site.

Once the design assets were complete, I applied the design to Apelon's LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages. Each blog entry was automatically pushed to Hootsuite where schedules pushed content live on key dates and times.

Within the website, block feeds were added to each page. These feeds featured blog entries tagged with the respective page's subject matter. This imparted a dynamic, real-time urgency that conveyed that Apelon is active and relevant.

Print Design: 20' x 20' HIMSS Booth

Apelon Booth Design

HIMSS is a global, cause-based organization focused on better health through information technology. Each year medical tech companies from around the world exhibit at HIMSS to optimize health engagements. I designed all of the assets and worked closely with the printer to create a modern, comfortable and relaxing environment.

Project Views

Apelon Tear Sheets

Print: Tear Sheets

Apelon Mailchimp Newsletter

Newsletter: Mailchimp custom template

Apelon News Feed

Website: News Feed with Tweets

Apelon Team

Website: Our Team Page

Apelon letterhead, envelopes and business cards

Print: Letterhead, envelopes and business cards

Apelon Logo

Design: Logo

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