Advance Illinois

Elevating the state of education in Illinois.

Motivated by the urgency that Illinois was not preparing its students to compete in a global marketplace, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, and the Boston Consulting Group collaborated to launch a nonpartisan education policy advocacy organization for the state, modeled on successful efforts elsewhere. Leaders from more than a dozen civic, philanthropic, business and education organizations from across the state came together to found Advance Illinois.

The State We’re In: A Report on Public Education in Illinois measures Illinois’ educational performance from early childhood through postsecondary.

Advance Illinois was looking for a partner to create a print and website / interactive biannual report on the state of education in Illinois. Advance Illinois had a goal to create a dynamic print and interactive experience with dynamic data animations and compelling infographics.

Scope of Services


Research, analysis, data visualization, content strategy


Copywriting, motion graphics


Front-end development


Positioning, messaging, brand application


Integrated campaigns, digital experiences, print/packaging
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