2015 Award Recipients

DesignEgg is proud to have completed work for its first group of Award Recipients.

They are a diverse selection of artists, non-profit organizations, and entrepreneurs working in ten cities and eight states across the nation. All are making valuable contributions in one or more of the following areas: Animal Rights, Education, Environmentalism, Health & Wellness, Humanitarian Relief, Theater, Social Services, Sustainability, and Visual Arts.

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OUTDOOR WOMEN’S COALITION

Boulder, CO—Founded in 1996, the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition is the only national organization dedicated to workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion by expanding opportunities for women in the Outdoor Industries. OIWC provides professional development, education, and leadership programming that promotes women’s advancement. OIWC is the trusted resource for best practices and industry models around gender equity, respect, and inclusion. www.oiwc.org

The Cause

Workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion

The Project

Garner attention for the OIWC CEO Pledge event held during the Outdoor Retailer’s Show in Salt Lake City

The Award

Over-Easy Award (undetermined amount): Event photography and real-time images for distribution to press

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THE YOUTH FARM

Brooklyn, NY—The Youth Farm at High School for Public Service is an educational production farm in East Flatbush that offers New Yorkers opportunities to increase their knowledge of the food system and build high-level organic growing skills to share with their communities. The Youth Farm grows organic food and flowers on one acre for the community and beyond, and offers advanced farm training and leadership opportunities for youth and adults. theyouthfarm.org

The Cause

Health & Wellness; Organic Farming; Education

The Project

A refreshed website update that will allow them to better communicate with their constituents and provide a place to document their activities and influence funders

The Award

$3,800 in creative services: (1) provide consultation on new WordPress website theme and domain name; (2) implement/customize theme and upload initial content; and (3) provide user training on how to manage site.

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THE COMMUNITY MONTESSORI

Columbia, MO—The Community Montessori is a nonprofit preschool that partners with parents and community members to deliver an exceptional educational experience to Columbia’s children living in poverty. Founded in 2009, the school prepares students with the academic, social, and emotional skills necessary to succeed and provides affordable childcare for families. It also helps combat the achievement gap between low-income children and their middle-class peers. tcmontessori.com

The Cause

Affordable Early-Childhood Education

The Project

A community event to raise awareness about the school as well as generate funds for the scholarship program, art supplies, a garden shed, books, and furniture

The Award

$1,000 in creative services: (1) design of promotional poster, postcard, web graphics and t-shirt for fundraising event

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BETWEEN FRIENDS

Chicago, IL—Since 1986, Between Friends has been dedicated to its mission of breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse. The organization addresses domestic violence as an individual, family, and community issue, offering extensive counseling and court advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence, as well as prevention and education programs for youth and adults. Each year, they serve thousands of individuals in four languages, free of charge. betweenfriendschicago.org

The Cause

Social Services; Community Building

The Project

A comprehensive branding portfolio and set of marketing templates that can be used to promote the organization to clients, volunteers, and donors

The Award

$2,800 in creative services: (1) update logo font and style guide; (2) create six new tri-fold brochures; (3) design one overview brochure; (3) design templates for newsletter, events, and programs

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ASSEMBLE

Detroit, MI—Assemble, a social enterprise start-up, helps small and medium businesses succeed through interactions that bring them efficiency and scale. Across the nation, local businesses are being pushed out as larger chains and e-commerce drive prices down. Assemble will help them band together to share time-tested employees and equipment so they can save money and keep their doors open. The website is currently in “beta mode” after recently being crowd-funded through RocketHub. assemblyofcommerce.com

The Cause

Entrepreneurship; Neighborhood Revitalization; Education

The Project

Build awareness for new mentoring initiative, Women Rising.

The Award

$900 in creative services: (1) design a promotional flyer and template.  Provide print-ready files and downloadable PDFs

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APRIL HALE JEWELRY

Missoula, MT—April Marie Hale is a Montana-based artist making sustainable, handcrafted jewelry by combining blacksmithing, enameling, and fine silversmithing. She has been creating jewelry for over ten years and holds a Craft Certificate from the Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee and a Master’s of Fine Art from Montana State University. Her process involves enameling on reclaimed copper, steel, and recycled sterling silver. Her colorful and organic work is inspired by the natural world.  aprilhalejewelry.com

The Cause

Arts & Culture; Reuse and Sustainability

The Project

Better tell April’s story of being a maker whose product is sustainable and environmentally friendly

The Award

$1,000 in creative services: (1) shoot and edit 2-3 professional portraits taken on location

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LAUREN CHANDLER

Portland, OR—Lauren Chandler is a chef instructor who empowers people to reach their cooking and dietary goals, replete with a healthy dose of fun. She offers public workshops, private coaching, and chef services, and bridges the gap between the health provider’s office and the dinner plate, translating nutritional counseling into tasty results. As adjunct faculty at the National College of Natural Medicine, Lauren teaches students how to teach cooking.  laurenchandlercooks.com

The Cause

Health & Wellness; Education; Social Services

The Project

Expand practice to excite people about healthy eating

The Award

$1,100 in creative services: (1) design new logo; (2) create accompanying web graphics

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THE LITTLE YOGA MAT

New York, NY—With their eco-friendly line of size-specific mats, The Little Yoga Mat is helping kids in homes, yoga studios, classrooms, and hospitals across the country by promoting wellness through yoga. In addition to the physical health benefits, research shows that children who practice yoga are more focused in school and better able to deal with stress. The Little Yoga Mat is currently planning to add a third mat to their line designed for 5 to 10-years olds. thelittleyogamat.com

The Cause

Health & Wellness; Education

The Project

Add a new yoga mat size and design to product line—generate funds for this, by launching a Kickstarter campaign in which 50% of the funds raised will go towards providing free yoga mats to pediatric hospitals

The Award

$1,000 in creative services: (1) design of tree-themed yoga mat and accompanying graphics for packaging; (2) create additional graphics for website and Kickstarter campaign

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MONTANA WILDERNESS SCHOOL

Bozeman, MT—The Montana Wilderness School is a non-profit educational start-up providing multi-week, wilderness adventure courses for Montana youth. The mission of the School is to provide an empowering expeditionary experience that fosters personal growth and cultivates a conservation ethic by connecting youth with remote landscapes and wild places. Students return to their communities as more skilled, confident, and compassionate leaders.
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The Cause

Education; Environmentalism; Health & Wellness

The Project

Generate a marketing campaign that captures the essence of a Montana Wilderness School expedition

The Award

$1,800 in creative services: (1) photo documentation of a wilderness expedition on location in Montana

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ANDY NORTH

Chicago, IL—Andy North is a performance artist whose work explores games as physical exercise, a tool for storytelling, and an aid for interaction. He creates live experiences that allow players to inhabit stories and build connections with each other while promoting health and fitness. His work “Adventure Squad vs. the Sky Pirates” won the award for “Best Narrative” at the 2013 Come Out and Play festival in New York. Andy also produces live game shows with his company, The Planetary Defense Force.

The Cause

Health & Wellness; Arts & Culture; Community Building

The Project

An 8-week game-based fitness program intended to introduce fun into physical activity. Designed with the help of two personal trainers, the program combines team-based playground activities (variations on tag, dodgeball, races and simple play) with skill challenges and training structures

The Award

$1,000 in creative services: (1) photo documentation of a live game event on location in Chicago

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WOOLCRUSH

Columbia, MO—Amy Higgins Stambaugh, the fiber artist behind WOOLCRUSH, works with hand-dyed wool cultivated and harvested from plants that she grows or forages. She is currently learning the cultural and historical traditions of processing a farm fleece into yarn and fabric. Community-minded and inspired by the modern pioneering spirit, she is also the owner of a rural Missouri property, which she shares with others for community events and workshops. woolcrush.com

The Cause

Arts & Culture; Environmental Stewardship

The Project

Create a unique line of naturally dyed, handmade yarns and finished pieces of wearable art

The Award

$1,700 in creative services: (1) shoot and edit photos of Amy, her studio, and her yarn-making process on location in Columbia, MO

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PHOTOSERVE

Chicago, IL—Photoserve is the vision of co-founders Tony and Katy Skarlatos and Matt and Stevi Savage. This aspiring non-profit connects partner organizations with a network of volunteers who want to exchange a meaningful cultural experience for free photographic and video services. Volunteers participate in global humanitarian efforts and document their experience—the photos/videos then become available for use by the partner organization. photoserve.org

The Cause

Global Humanitarian Relief; Cross-Cultural Education; Art

The Project

To expand the network of participating creatives through a targeted marketing campaign

The Award

$1,500 in creative services: (1) design a postcard for prospective Photoserve participants; (2) design and layout of an educational brochure or booklet explaining the mission of the organization and recapping past projects; (3) create accompanying web and email graphics

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THE SAFE HAVEN NETWORK

Chicago, IL—The Safe Haven Network is a referral service connecting domestic violence victims to emergency boarding programs for their pets. The Network is built on the idea that pets deserve to be safe from abuse as much as the rest of the family does. Through partnerships with local animal shelters, they find temporary “safe havens” where domestic violence victims can secure the well-being of their pets while they seek help for themselves.  thesafehavennetwork.org

The Cause

Animal Rights; Social Service

The Project

An online application to make their referral program faster and more efficient

The Award

$1,200 in creative services: (1) design three promotional postcards—one targeted towards victims, one towards advocates, and one toward shelter providers. Provide print-ready files and downloadable PDFs.

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WONDERHEADS

Portland, OR—Wonderheads is a multi-award winning physical theatre company specializing in mask performance and wordless, visual storytelling. They create shows that step beyond words and ignite the imaginations of audiences throughout North America. Since the company’s inception in 2009, they have been busy touring the continent—performing, teaching, and surprising thousands of audience members by the improbable magic of mask. wonderheads.com

The Cause

Arts & Culture; Education

The Project

Upgrade the company’s marketing materials with professional photography

The Award

$1,400 in creative services: (1) shoot and edit promotional stills for each of their current shows; (2) shoot and edit general promotional shots for the company; (3) shoot and edit production stills under stage lights on location in Portland

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OREGON DESERT TRAIL

Bend, OR—The Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) exists to protect, defend and restore Oregon’s high desert. Their dream is to see millions of acres of beautiful and ecologically vital public lands permanently protected and home to diverse populations of wildlife.  The 800-mile Oregon Desert Trail traverses some of the most spectacular natural areas of the state’s dry side, including Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Steens Mountain and the Owyhee Canyonlands. onda.org

The Cause

Environmental Stewardship; Health and Wellness

The Project

Grow a brand-awareness around the Oregon Desert Trail

The Award

Over-Easy Award (undetermined amount): Design a logo for use in print, web, and on trail marker signage

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ESCALANDO FRONTERAS

Nuevo León, Mexico—Escalando Fronteras (“Climbing Borders”) is a not-for-profit organization that reaches out to at-risk youth in the “poverty polygons” of Monterrey, Mexico through the sport of rock climbing. The program takes groups of at-risk youth to the local climbing gyms and national park Parque La Huasteca with the help of local volunteers and visiting professional athletes. Learn more at escalandofronteras.org

The Cause

Education; Health and Wellness; At-Risk Youth

The Project

Raise awareness of the organization in the U.S. through advertising campaign

The Award

Over-Easy Award (undetermined amount): Design a multi-use ad/flyer for print and online distribution

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RESTORATION CLIMBING

Durango, CO—Restoration Climbing is a grassroots initiative working to promote responsible behavior and ethics within the climbing community. Founders Sam Sommers and Becca Droz travel the nation and engage climbers in person and through social media. They champion practices of safety, health for the land and the body, social approachability, and contribution to environmental causes.
Learn more at restorationclimbing.com

The Cause

Health and Wellness; Environment; Climbing Access

The Project

Brand their initiative with a symbol that reflects the spirit of their mission

The Award

Over-Easy Award (undetermined amount): Design a logo and output in various formats for use in print, on the website, and on merchandise; shoot professional portraits for their website

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RHINO SKIN SOLUTIONS

Bend, OR—After experimenting with many products, Rhino Skin founders Justin and Andi Brown decided it was time to try and make their own. In addition to skin care, the Browns also emphasize joint and connective tissue health and have recently developed a magnesium salt-based soak. With their all-natural line of products, Rhino aims to support the health of anyone who participates in a demanding outdoor pursuit.

The Cause

Health and Wellness

The Project

Establish an identity for the new business

The Award

Over-Easy Award (undetermined amount): Design a logo for use in print, web, and on packaging

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ARTREACH

Chicago, IL—Founded in 1990, ArtReach is a non-profit organization that believes creative expression is a fundamental need for all people. As such, their mission is to bring art programming to promote creativity and community for Chicagoans lacking access to the arts. Their current project, StreetReach, promotes positive public art that marks the presence of groups that are frequently ignored or left out, transforming blight or visual disturbance to positive community landmarks. artreachchicago.org

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ARTAXIS

New Albany, IN—Artaxis is a non-profit that promotes the professional pursuits of artists. Used by instructors, students, curators, the general public, and contemporary artists, the resources on Artaxis.org make significant contributions to the professional reach of the artists on the site, as well as to the field itself. With over 300 members and thousands of page views every day, Artaxis strives to be a direct conduit between viewer and artist. artaxis.org

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PARALLEL 45

Traverse City, MI—Parallel 45 is a non-profit theatre company based in Traverse City, MI that engages nationally recognized artists to create high-quality productions for the northwest Michigan community. By producing a repertory of innovative new works, reinvented classics, and imaginative adaptations, Parallel 45 seeks to entertain, encourage critical thought, and inspire. Currently, they are the only professional theatre operating in their region. parallel45.org