Advance Illinois

Elevating the state of education in Illinois.

Founded in 2008 through the collaborative efforts of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, and the Boston Consulting Group, Advance Illinois is an independent policy and advocacy organization working to foster a healthy public education system that will prepare students to achieve success in college, career and civic life. Advance Illinois is committed to an aligned education system that strives for equity, stresses college and career readiness and completion, and supports the whole child from the earliest years through adulthood.

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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