I had a great opportunity (and a lot of fun) helping Abby Larner out on her efforts to expand Design Like Mad to more cities, by co-authoring a video introducing and promoting a newly launched Kickstarter for DLM. The team at Midwest Story Lab produced the wonderful video and I created the various animated segments throughout. Go check out the Kickstarter, watch the video and if you're feeling generous, back the cause! I've worked with Design Like Mad in the past and it's a very worthy initiative to encourage the design community to work together and help out non-profits with their design challenges.
A lot of Design Like Mad posts lately! I wanted to post about the work that my team did at the event for Chrysalis, a non-profit organization that helps people with mental illnesses find opportunities for work. I worked with Jill Koskelin of Etikette Design to develop materials for a run/walk fundraising event that Chrysalis puts on called "Moving for Mental Health". Specifically we created some branding, an invitation/registration form, a poster and a t-shirt. Not bad for a 12 hour day! We collaborated on developing the brand and while I finished off the logo graphic, Jill did a masterful job on the logo's typography and graphic design layouts for the print pieces. The main brand image represents different aspects of the community actively coming together to help promote mental wellness. Note that event details on the images shown above are preliminary, so check out the Chrysalis site for final info closer to the event (scheduled for early May 2015). I encourage you to participate in the event or otherwise donate to their cause!
As part of helping with Design Like Mad this year (it's less than two weeks away!), I had the great opportunity to design the event t-shirt. It was a ton of fun putting this together, and the design is finally on its way to the printer ahead of next weekend's event. The shirt features many designer tools with animals using them to race to the finish because, well, animals racing in giant design tools is awesome. Trust me, I did the math.