Branded Experiences

AFS programs foster transformation that lasts a lifetime

My Global Alumni Sticker on file cabnet

My Global Alumni Sticker on file cabnet

Imagine you are 16 years old and leaving home to travel to a new country without your family. Young students from all over the world have this adventurous experience each year with AFS, American Field Service. I learned about this program because I was named after an Iranian AFS student who lived with my father's family. In 1998 I moved to Italy for a year where I learned Italian and became a member of another family, that I cherish dearly.

The lessons of this international exchange are the foundation of my compassion for myself and others as we all move ahead into the uncertain future. Founded after WW2 this nonprofit organization is a solution to humanities challenges today. Because of challenges I experienced and overcame, I fully support this program and highly encourage you to participate in any form.

AFS programs foster transformation that lasts a lifetime. Today’s exchange students are tomorrow’s changemakers: diplomats; thought leaders; influencers in the international business and non-profit communities. Every new exchange student is another global citizen in progress—an individual primed to help build a more just and peaceful world. And the impact doesn’t stop with the students. Host families’ lives are transformed by new members from across the globe and host communities gain greater cultural diversity. That’s THE AFS EFFECT.

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Best and Bogus WIN

The BestandBogus.com Startup Weekend Presentation BEFORE: The "Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skill sets - primarily software developers, graphic, web and user experience designers, and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them." - http://santabarbara.startupweekend.org/ Tickets are still available for those who want to register!

Poster for Save the Mermaids!

I had an opportunity to help out a local nonprofit organization by creating a postcard design. The non-profit is  Save the Mermaids. They aim to bring information and news about the health of our planet to people in a fresh, creative, interesting way.


The Mermaids provided me with text and these 4 images to work with for the poster.
Version #1 is a simple black and white...
Version #2 is a 4x6 postcard that features the Mermaids, Club, and Bands...
Version #3 is a 6x9 postcard. This is the version that will be printed!