Helium Studio

Union Presbyterian Seminary

Union Presbyterian Seminary was founded in 1812 with a mission of preparing men and women to serve the church as pastors, educators, scholars, chaplains, and missionaries. Today the seminary fulfills this mission with two campuses and an online program. UPSem is a well-known and respected institution in theology, but needed to appeal to a wider audience of prospective students.

What We Did

UPSem selected HeliumStudio to create a more contemporary website to attract new students. In addition to making clear calls to action, we incorporated a drone video on the homepage to highlight the beauty of the campus. We added new features such as photo galleries, calendaring, online giving, and blogging. We also built the site as mobile responsive to accommodate tablets and handheld devices.

Project Components

  • Front-end Design and Build
  • WordPress Content Management System
  • Advanced Parallax Coding
  • Mobile Responsive Breakdown
  • Online Giving
  • Events Calendar
  • Slideshow galleries
  • Drone Video

The Results

The outcome was extraordinary, resulting in the 20% increase in applicants from the previous year.




  • “We love the new site!  Another homerun!”

    - Campofrio Food Group America
  • “Applications are up 20% over this time last year and we have a large incoming class this fall. Many of them told us that the new website helped influence their decision to apply!”

    - Union Presbyterian Seminary
  • “The Helium team listened to my ideas and built on them. When they presented the initial site concepts to me, it was clear they understood our brand and our goals.”

    - Produce Source Partners