In the fall of 2016 a non-profit I support, HomePlate Youth Services, moved into a new more permanent location in Beaverton, Oregon. This was a very important upgrade for HomePlate and allowed them to expand the vital services they provide to youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability in Washington County. With a big move like this non-profits need to raise funds and rally support from the community and supporters. … Getting a Little Ugly for a Good Cause
Sometimes a quicky project is just what the Veterinarian ordered for an increase in Facebook shares. A simple fun “Veterinary Holiday Bingo” sent out around the holidays earned atdove.org over 700 total shares plus hundreds of ‘likes’ and comment interactions from users across the country. Not my most captivating visual work, but a great holiday social media bump for an hour of work.
Not all my design ideas see the light outside my office or move forward to the last round of client presentations. This happens for various reasons, most commonly the client chooses a different design option. Here are a couple samples of designs that came close, but didn’t quite make the cut… … Cutting Room Floor
I’m always excited about companies that still do print newsletters to their membership. I’ve seen this most often in non-profit organizations like this one, and a lot of people still feel it’s a relevant way to keep in touch with their memberships, honestly I agree with them! Of course it helps when it’s well designed and easy to read. … Newsletter: Willamette Riverkeeper
I probably had a little too much fun making my holiday card this year, it combined design, music, and for those of you who have made it to the article a little bit of design education. Here are the terms you may not be familiar with… … 12 Days of a Designer’s Christmas