Client: World Heritage Marine Programme
Project: 2013 Site Manager Conference

For this year's Site Manager's Meeting in Scandola, France, we designed several pieces to make this event special. The most fun was illustrating 46 unique designs for T-shirt backs for each of the 46 marine site managers across the globe. Each shirt represented an endangered sea creature or mammal from a specific marine site. We also designed a tote bag thanking their sponsors, two pop-up banner displays, one paired with a tablet stand displaying their iPad app, a world map featuring the 46 marine site locations, an agenda program and lastly, freshened up their conference logo.

What's the difference between advertising and graphic design? Advertising is fleeting. It moves and inspires action in the moment, then changes. It shocks and surprises. It's visceral. Design creates objects that are enduring. They can live on forever, adapting and evolving from their roots. Design codifies and clarifies. It’s meticulous. Advertising is far-reaching. Design is intimate and close.

GFDA is a design inspiration website with some hilarious products, as long as you don't mind the "F" word. They sell mugs, t-shirts, coasters, magnets, sketchbooks, buttons and more. They serve as reminders to push ourselves to be more creative and feel inspired with work and life in general.

Acupuncture can relieve stress, anxiety and much more. The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life energy called Chi or Qi present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained, but once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness occur. Imagine rivers that flood and cause disasters or an electrical grid short-circuiting that causes blackouts. Acupuncture works to "re-program" and restore normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians in order to free up the Chi energy.

Bichi / Notwithstanding
Single: Revolve In The Sun // My Footfalls Are Superfluous

Bichi makes electronic music that can transport you to another realm. 'Revolve in the sun' is a nice listen with soothing beats and chords to help you relax and reflect. It's the kind of song where you close your eyes and smile, thinking of all you are grateful for.

Single-use plastic bags are one of the top pollutants in our country. They make their way into the oceans and wilderness, causing death to our sea and wild life. Plastic bags and film packaging are generally #2 and #4 plastic, both of which are recyclable. Most plastic bags are recycled into composite lumber, but can actually become a wide variety of products. Only a small percentage of people actually recycle these bags. All you have to do is simply deposit them in your store's plastic bag recycling bin. But even better than that, use your own multi-use recycled bags so we can stop the need of single-use bags completely!

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