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Charlottesville Design Marathon

Last week, we were one of the lucky local nonprofit participants in the Charlottesville Design Marathon. For one long, creative day, teams of professional graphic designers, architects and other design professionals, plus college students, volunteered their time to help create designs for local nonprofits. Some were structural designs for remodeling physical spaces, and others were graphic designs for logos, brochures, annual reports or marketing campaigns.

Team United WayOur project was to design a logo and invitation for a gala event that we hope will take place in 2014. The energy in the room at CitySpace was palpable as the designers assigned to each team met with their nonprofit partners to begin the creative process. Team United Way - Krista Ulrich, Andrew Stronge and Peggy Brennan - immediately began brainstorming sketches and ideas. The nonprofit representatives simply had to be there for the start and then check in at various times during the day to approve or make suggestions to the designs in progress. At the end of the day, we had an amazing design for a logo and invitation, which will be unveiled in a couple of weeks by the Design Marathon.

Thank you, Team United Way and the Charlottesville Design Marathon. What a great experience!

Posted by: Kim Connolly

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