2000 is a unique leap year

My pause just became fast forward!

Most of the country is currently on pause, but somehow, I’ve been busy. Really busy. As a small business owner, I realize this puts me in the rare category and for that I’m thankful. I’m even more thankful that besides working on some fun projects, I’ve been able to hire some fellow creatives to work with me. In this time of work shortages, I’m thrilled to be able to share some of my workload with others. In fact, you can check some of them out in the Creative Collaborators section of my about page (clever name, I know).  

Here’s a taste of a couple of the projects I’m working on:

Ready, set, learn • More work for the University of Oxford North American Development Office for The Schwarzman Center for the Humanities. Brainstorming with the team, we came up with a unique brochure that folds up to the size of an iPhone, a presentation, a larger folder/brochure, and invitations. (Click on the image below to see the concept unfolding).

barrel fold/roll fold example

Home Sweet Home • A branding project for a local realtor whom I’ve been in talks with for probably three years. This collaboration has resulted in one of my favorite logos I’ve created in design, structure, meaning, and color and I’m now applying it to their branded materials including brand guidelines, a brochure, signage. I can’t do a full reveal yet, but those funky lines above are a sneak peek of the graphics.

logo image closeup

More Stuff

healthcare posters

A non-client project I’ve been working on for two years is for the AIGA Connecticut (where I’m the Design for Democracy chair). We just launched a civic initiative for creatives to design posters and social media graphics for their take on US healthcare. Contributors include Milton Glaser, Bonnie Siegler, Lisa Congdon… please consider participating! aigact.org/healthcare-4-all

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. — Marcus Aurelius

How can I help you prepare for the future?

I would love to hear from you! Let’s set up a virtual coffee, tea, or lunch. I’d love to talk about some ideas, worries, or challenges you’re experiencing around your work right now. We can brainstorm some creative solutions together. Stay safe and we’ll be together soon!

MORE LINK LOVE

I’ve been getting some nice feedback on the links I have been collecting. Here are some fun and useful ones I have enjoyed since last time.
— People recreate famous works of art with objects found at home
— Aretha Franklin singing “Who’s zooming who”
— 10 tips for keeping produce fresh until your next trip to the grocery store
— MailChimp presents SXSW shorts
— A kid-friendly explanation of how handwashing with soap clobbers coronavirus
— Graphic designer emojis
— Great masks that come with filters (who am I?)
— Tshirt link – just click the image at the top of this post!

Stay healthy and safe!

Nancy

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