Agency Website for La Cumbre Collective

La Cumbre Collective exists to tell the stories of everyday explorers on extraordinary adventures. Founded and directed by Emily Hopcian, this storytelling collective creates award-winning films like DURGA: Forging a New Trail and Mandatory Gear from pitch to delivery.

Emily found me through the Creative Morning directory, and from our initial contact on, I knew Emily was someone special! She’s incredibly creative, hard-working, and entrepreneurial, and our values in business and in life are very much aligned. That said - I was truly honored to work on this project with her.

Project Goals

Emily came to me with a beautiful brand design already complete, and some initial website concepts, but needed someone to make the website really come to life. Our goal was to create an agency website where La Cumbre Collective’s portfolio could live and be updated, and where potential clients could find out more about their services.

Process

After our detailed questionnaire and kick-off call, we started out with a blank Adobe XD file (our Signature Website Packages are fully custom!) and started wireframing out the website based on the content and copy that Emily provided. From there, we used the parts of the initial website concept designs that Emily loved to start designing the homepage, and designed the rest based on our understanding of the overall brand look and feel. We wanted everything to have a very organic, story-driven-type feel. After a round of revisions on the homepage to solidify the style and typography selections - we moved on to mocking up the interior pages.

After all mockups were complete, we built the entire site from scratch in Webflow. Building custom sites in Webflow is our favorite part because 99.9% of the time, we don’t have to make any design tradeoffs. What we design in the mockup, we can easily make happen in Webflow because we custom design and control every pixel (something we can’t say in other website builders like Squarespace or Wix).

The Result

Since launching, La Cumbre Collective has been able to successfully use the website to support their pitch decks for projects and showcase their portfolio to prospective clients. Rather than spending time collecting and maintain links to a bunch of different places their projects live, they can just share one place with people to see their work and learn more about their services. All of this saves time while presenting a uniform, professional front!

"My experience collaborating with Mandy and Hopp Creative on the design for my agency website was nothing short of a dream from start to finish. I could not have asked for a better experience and result—and the investment is worth every penny. Mandy delivers in every way. She is creative, organized and nails every element with regard to design, business / logistics and more. She's down to earth, insanely talented and a joy to work with! Bottom line: I would hire her again in a heartbeat."

- Emily Hopcian, Founder of La Cumbre Collective

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