Happy birthday, Each + Every! Two years ago today we launched our new company name and brand. It’s been an incredible second year for us, filled with new clients, new coworkers, and lots of laughs.
We’re so thankful that we get to work with our favorite people everyday, and create things that help others. We can’t wait to see what this next year has in store for us.
This year we had the honor of judging Main Street Kent’s 2017 Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Twenty businesses throughout downtown Kent participated in this community event using their individual talents + creativity to fit the theme of Holiday Entertainment. Using criteria such as: resourcefulness, variety, attention to detail, and holiday cheer, we had a great time reviewing each window display as a team!
The winners were:
3rd—Kent State Hotel & Conference Center
We had the pleasure of creating a website (which launched last week!) for our friends at Fieldstone Counseling. Fieldstone Counseling is a growing nonprofit working to provide lasting hope for life's hardships. We partnered with them from a foundational stage, naming the organization after naturally occurring obstacles routinely encountered by farmers—but which can take on new meaning as construction materials. As a ministry, Fieldstone Counseling is dedicated to offering quality biblical counseling to individuals, couples, and families as well as providing seminars and workshops for local churches and organizations. Visit the website to learn more about the great work they are doing in northeast Ohio!
On Saturday, September 30 we helped as a sponsor at the second annual Kent Creativity Festival. We filmed video + took photos and interviewed John Crawford-Spinelli and Gloria Tilenni, the driving forces behind the event, to showcase the power of art in the community. People of all ages and skill levels to came together to create, share, and explore the creation of all forms of art. Some of the highlighted exhibits included: fashion school student mural, unity project yarn creation, interactive poetry with the Wick Poetry Center, and conducting music with the KSU marching band. It was a beautiful day filled with everyone using their creative abilities to express themselves and make an impact!
On Monday, a few of us from Each + Every attended Urban Vision’s annual banquet, which showcases their wonderful, enriching, and mission-focused programming for the community members of North Hill. We had the pleasure of designing their 25th anniversary viewbook, which highlights the work they do throughout the year as well as ways to partner with them to donate and volunteer. See more on our Urban Vision project page!
Partnering with the Wick Poetry Center on their various initiatives through Traveling Stanzas continues to offer us new and exciting design opportunities. We recently created illustrations for two major environmental installations, both of which can be seen here in Kent!
“Some Days,” a walking poem installed in Henderson Hall at Kent State University, is a collaboration between the Wick Poetry Center and KSU’s College of Nursing. “Firenze Florence,” a poetry collaboration between young students here in Kent and abroad in Italy, was installed in downtown Kent’s newest restaurant, Treno.
Reflecting on the written work of these student poets allowed us to consider their experiences in a new way—our aim is to help our community experience poetry in a new way, too.
It’s so cool to see Shape highlighted by The Cleveland Flea! Such a talented group of people that are already making an impact in northeast Ohio—we’re proud to partner with them.
Shape is a hub for creative young minds and professionals alike who hope to see Cleveland grow and thrive as a community. Their team of professionals works closely alongside interns to teach by example and invest in an aspiring generation of artists and innovators. Learn more and check out the article here!
A couple weeks ago Nate and Alan visited San Francisco with The Wick Poetry Center to showcase their work at the United Philanthropy Forum Conference. Participants worked together to create community and collaboration through the use of poetry. They used the Emerge App to interact with conference speakers' texts to create new phrases and expressions, created a gallery wall of poems to share individual voices on cultural topics, and developed an interactive community poem. Exhibiting our work and gathering feedback from users in other parts of the country was a great experience! We are grateful to the Knight Foundation for helping to make this possible.
Read more on the Forum’s summary microsite.
A few weeks ago, Each + Every took a day-long retreat to talk about where we’ve been, how we’re doing, what we want to improve, and where we want to go. It was a great day of reflection, rich discussion, and vision-casting.
Here are a few of the goals we set for the next year:
· Partner with a restaurant
· Create a new collaborative project
· Continue to improve our studio space
· Attend a conference
· Build our external communication
· Host an authentic Maryland crab feast
We’re so excited for all that the next year has in store for us!