The end of the semester draws near, each day is more exciting as all four of us piece together our final campaign. Everything seems to be moving so fast and there is so much to do. It’s times like these that I am thankful for such a great group of girls who can put our differences aside and accomplish something that is bigger than ourselves. :)
Even though we had a hitch or two, we learned so much from the experience of the presentation, and can’t wait to implement our chosen solution!
Going, Growing On!
25 Mar 2011. 4:38p
Today we had the exciting experience of presenting our first creative piece, logos.
The meeting was a fast-paced overview of our logo work over the past couple weeks and all the presenters shined as they showed off their logo ideas.
We were thrilled when Patrice & Starla loved the idea we recommended and couldn’t wait to get the logo into application (it’s going on a grant being sent out tomorrow).
Four Girls Design is excited to present the chosen logo to the community on Monday (which is when you, excited tumblr reader, will also get to see it! no sneak peaks!). We are also looking forward to presenting our final campaign concepts two days later.
And with that exciting week in the near future, I leave you waiting in apprehension.
1 Mar 2011. 8:53p
Today the girls and I got to experience a facilitated diverging session by the seniors at the monthly Nearwest Community Garden Meeting.
It was very exciting. All of us left the experience enriched by the culture of the Nearwest community and thrilled by the Seniors’ presentation (ps: you guys rocked).
I think that the real highlight of the night was getting to talk with the community. All of the people were so excited about the garden and ready to give any & all advice to help make this dream a reality. It really made the entire meeting an exciting place to stir up some wild ideas.
Way to grow!
16 Feb 2011. 10:03p
After a very long night Thursday at Herron, Four Girls Design gave their all at the Basile Center on Friday.
With enthusiasm, passion and dangerously attractive slides, they reaped approval from their client. It was an exciting, high-energy experience for all involved; the girls and clients are all ready brimming with ideas they can’t wait to diverge upon.
7 Feb 2011. 4:45p
Our first client meeting with the leader of Grassroots Gardening (or the Near West Community Gardens) was Wednesday January 19th. What a wonderful and productive meeting! Starla Officer, the brainchild of Grassroots Gardening is very passionate and commited to this community endeavor. She helped us understand more about this diverse community as well as updated us on GG’s current status.
Grassroots Gardening is doesn’t actually physically exist yet. Starla hopes that there will be a community garden in each of the four prominent neighborhoods of the Near West Side: Hawthorne, Haugville, Stringtown, and We Care. She informed us that there is there is an existing garden in Hawthorne (that needs revitalization) and she is getting plots of land from the city in each of the other neighborhoods. It is her hope (and others) that these gardens will create community pride, help the residence become more self-sustaining, provide fresh food (to which they can learn how to cook), and potentially be a source of income.
We also learned that the Near West is a multi-cultural place, and that many residents dwell at or below the poverty line. These Gardens can help residents of all ages learn about eating healthy foods, and it is Starla’s hope that there could be cooking classes of all kinds.
Four Girls Design are not the only ones helping Starla’s dreams become a reality. There are many from IUPUI who are helping. A Graduate Student in Social Work named Maria came to our meeting. We also found out that a group of Visual Communication Seniors will also be working with Grassroots Gardening. Together we can make this Idea real! Collaboration from many groups toward one goal is a wonderful thing, and four girls design can’t wait to be a part of it!