September 29, 2018
Saturday, September 29th was a momentous day for North Water! The street came alive for Kent Better Block—a day long event which temporarily showcased road improvements, community activities, artwork, and communal gathering spaces.
Painted sidewalks, narrowed streets, bump-out seating areas, and historical markers of N. Water buildings were just the beginning of the activities and improvements presented at Better Block. Hundreds of people also gathered around community games, food trucks, vendor booths, and musicians for the sake of being together and celebrating North Water Street.
This was an amazing event! We are so grateful to have played a small part in helping it come to life. Visit kentmilldistrict.com/betterblock for more photos!
August 23, 2018
New at E+E is our Shapeoko CNC machine! This machine helps to create accurate parts from wood, plastic, and aluminum. You can carve and create almost anything you might want!
This has been a great and helpful addition in helping clients create makerspaces. Most recently, we carved out over 100 words for Traveling Stanzas to use at their Chautauqua exhibit!
August 7, 2018
Better Block is a community-driven event that we are helping coordinate. Set to be held on September 29, this event will help cast vision for the future of North Water Street and showcase the potential of Kent’s historic Mill District.
Currently, we are working with other members of the Kent community as well as the City of Kent to help bring this event to life. Pictured here is the event logo, part of the brand system we helped to create.
Visit here for more info and updates!
July 13, 2018
Throughout the last several months we have featured specific objects that we appreciate and the subject behind them as part of an Instagram series.
Objects include: Close Up USA maps, a broom, a matchbook, a Japanese knife, and a postcard. We’ve had some great discussions about the different meanings behind our objects and why we especially value them. Visit our Instagram as the Object + Subject series continues!
June 9, 2018
On Saturday, June 9 we had the honor of participating in the Grill for Good event in downtown Kent.
We served up grilled pineapple as a part of this community event sponsored by the Kent Junior Chamber of Commerce to help benefit Family & Community Services, Inc. and the Coleman Foundation.
It was a joy to meet so many community members as well as take home 2nd place in the amateur chef category!
May 22, 2018
We’re all excited to introduce a long time friend of Each + Every—and now our new Project Manager—Grace Leuenberger to the team!
She comes to us originally from Pittsburgh (and most recently Nashville) where she has had ample design and project management experience in a variety of other roles. When she is not at work she enjoys cooking, baking, and hanging out with her Golden Retriever Tess.
Grace’s vision and initiative have already brought a selection of cool passion projects to life—when things need to get done well, she’s the right person for the job. So grateful to have her!
May 14, 2018
Each summer we take a day to reflect on the past year together and cast a vision for what we hope the the next year has in store for Each + Every.
This year we gathered at The Lewis and Ruth Affelder House at Geauga Park to bond together as a team, learn from the past, and set goals for the future. It was a great day with dynamic discussion, tasty food, and quality time together!
May 11, 2018
Last week, we participated in the first Main Street Kent Art Walk. This month, we had the privilege of hosting local Kent illustrator Susan Rich of Hazelmade (check out her work here!). It was a gorgeous Spring evening filled with many visitors, great snacks, and most importantly adorable handmade goods.
This is the first in a series of artist pop-up events which will take place on the first Friday of each month until the end of the year. We look forward to you joining us at our studio!
April 11, 2018
We had an exciting meeting envisioning the future of North Water Street.
This collaborative effort kicked off the first efforts of planning and strategizing for a future Better Block event in Kent. Local business property owners and employees, KSU faculty, and community influencers joined us in a conversation with the City of Kent about the revitalization of North Water Street as part of the Mill District. Combining our voices and visions together, we planned out hypothetical improvements using maps of North Water.
Partnering with the City in new placemaking and public opportunities is such a fulfilling project, and we’re excited to work with others in the community to help make these visions a reality!
April 3, 2018
Last month we attended Fieldstone Counseling’s open house and ribbon cutting event at their offices in Uniontown, Ohio. It was a privilege to witness their dreams and hard work come to fruition.
The Mayor of Green, Gerard Neugebauer, kicked off the events with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. He joined members from the local community in addition to the Fieldstone family who gathered to officially open Fieldstone’s doors to the public.
We’ve loved partnering with Fieldstone to launch their name and brand identity—visit our portfolio page to learn more about our work on this project!
March 19, 2018
Earlier this month we joined the Wick Poetry Center at the 2018 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Tampa, Florida to set up and host the Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders exhibit.
Over 12,000 conference attendees gathered together to share their voices and words in the world of poetry and encourage one another in their writing journey. The Traveling Stanzas exhibit specifically called others to write about shared experiences. Over 200 Emerge poems were written and three group poems were contributed to by guests from major poetry and literary organizations from around the country.
The Literary Hub recently published an article which highlights the work and impact that the Traveling Stanzas exhibit has both locally and culturally.
It is an honor to be a part of a project that carries new voices far and wide!
March 9, 2018
Heritage Ohio is a statewide nonprofit organization leading the preservation and revitalization movement in Ohio. Last month Alan had the opportunity to be featured as a keynote speaker at Heritage Oho Main Street Revitalization Series focusing on Marketing and Promotions. Over fifty Main Street representatives from throughout Ohio gathered at The Kent Free Library for this event.
Alan explained the importance of placemaking and design within our communities and how when implemented correctly help to implement change—he helped to spark a discussion among various towns about what their town represents and how design would play a part moving forward.
February 23, 2018
Earlier this year our logo design for the Woodward Foundation was chosen out of over 1,000 entries as one of the Top 20 entries in the 9th Annual HOW Logo Design Awards and featured in an online gallery.
This prestigious competition sponsored by HOW magazine has been recognizing great logo design since 2008. HOW’s editorial and design team—along with judge Natasha Jen, partner at Pentagram—evaluated entries and selected the winning projects that will gain exposure on HOWDesign.com.
What a privilege to be recognized with this honor! Gabe did such a great job of establishing visual language about the Foundation while building on the credibility it’s gained throughout the years.
January 19, 2018
The Wick Poetry Center’s “Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders” exhibit opened in January 2018 at Summit Artspace in Akron. All hands were on deck to set up as we exercised our construction, painting, and assembly skills as a team to bring this exhibit to life.
This was a long awaited exhibit—we’d been conceptualizing and collaborating on it for a year! As our biggest project to date, a lot of hard work with Wick’s team went into making this exhibit a reality. It was a special exhibit celebrating the power and impact of poetry.
The exhibit reception was an especially powerful time of hearing participants’ poems, learning about the impact of poetry in northeast Ohio, and illuminating how Wick’s innovative initiatives are transcending borders and boundaries to unite the human experience. We are honored to be a part of such a profound project.
January 1, 2018
Over the Christmas season Parkside Green produced a collection of recipes, readings, songs, and activities. We loved designing this book—especially bringing color and iconography into the system to represent each of the four weeks of Advent.
December 11, 2017
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.
December 8, 2017
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
November 7, 2017
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!
October 4, 2017
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!
September 29, 2017
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!
August 24, 2017
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.
August 11, 2017
It’s so cool to see our client 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!
August 3, 2017
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.
July 20, 2017
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!
June 21, 2017
April 24, 2017
This past weekend, our client the Wick Poetry Center traveled to Washington, DC for the March for Science. For the past month, we’ve been working with them to create banners and posters featuring Science Stanzas, a collection of poems curated by Jane Hirshfield. At the march, they held workshops and taught others how to create Emerge poems, which people shared on social media with the hashtag #PoetsForScience. Learn more and see the collection at science.travelingstanzas.com!
January 30, 2017
Last Thursday, Kent State University held their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. We teamed up with the Wick Poetry Center to create a Traveling Stanzas poster for the event. The poem we illustrated was created using blackout poetry, with King’s “I Have A Dream” speech as the base.
January 19, 2017
We had the wonderful opportunity to work with Scribbles Coffee Co. on their packaging this past fall! We buy our coffee there religiously, so this project was a dream come true. Go visit our design in the wild + try a pound, latte, or bolt!
January 12, 2017
Last week we had the pleasure of hosting a workshop for local high school students. We taught them the design process, they created logos for local businesses, and we introduced them to Helvetica (the font) and “Helvetica” (the documentary).
(They loved both.)
December 29, 2016
We’re gearing up for a student workshop next week + reminiscing about past workshops. So here are some photos from the archive—a screen printing workshop at Kent State and a UX workshop at CSU.
December 23, 2016
December 15, 2016
December 11, 2016
We launched E+E a year ago today! Thanks for all the kind words and support these past twelve months.
December 8, 2016
We just finished up a branding project with Grace Summit Community Church in Cuyahoga Falls! We wanted to represent Grace Summit in a way only they could truly convey—by their four values: God, Grace, Growth, and Gospel. We hope this identity serves them well for a long time.
November 28, 2016
The Traveling Stanzas poetry map website is now live! Created for the Wick Poetry Center, this website navigates you physically or virtually to public poetry displays around the city. We look forward to seeing this expand beyond Kent!
November 28, 2016
We at Each + Every wanted to try something new(s)—so here it is, our very own “news” page! We’ll update this space with small projects, updates, + other miscellaneous things. Thanks for stopping by!
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Kent, Ohio 44240
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Kent, Ohio 44240
156 N. Water Street
Kent, Ohio 44240
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Kent, Ohio 44240
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