Real World Scholars

Out of the Classroom, Into the Community

Real World Problem Solving

If Real World Scholars doesn’t look like your average, traditional education nonprofit, that’s because they’re not. Regurgitating tired sayings and boilerplate solutions isn’t the MO for Real World Scholars. They’re a young team of educators who believe that the future of education exists outside the classroom, within the community, and outside of old textbooks and within hands-on, real-world problem-solving.

Bringing the Site to Life


Real World Scholars represent constant progression and movement, so we wanted their site to be a reflection of that motion. Through animation and vivid color, we bring every content section to life and create an engaging and interactive user experience.

Breaking the Grid


We scrapped the idea of traditional grid design and instead created animated and offset sections of content, accompanied by modern gradient banners and large, high-resolution photos that depict real students and projects in action.

Design That Moves You

Because RWS is constantly moving, changing, and searching for the next discovery or big idea, we wanted their website to embody that constant movement. Content animates with the hover of the mouse, logos and pictures fall into place as you scroll, and number counters tick upward, creating an online hub of movement and progress.

SXSW was amazing and exhausting and a blur and I am so glad it’s over. Thanks again for all of your work getting the site together on time. It looks AWESOME!

Elyse Burden

Co-Founder

Real World Scholars