Design Wrap-Up: 
CASE Europe Annual Conference 2017

For the past several months, Anda Creative has been collaborating with London-based CASE Europe (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) to help promote its recent CASE Europe Annual Conference 2017 (August 28 – September 1). Design projects included branding, advertising, brochures and programs, presentations, giveaways, signage, and way-finding systems.

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Based on the feedback we have heard from the fantastic CEAC 2017 planning committee and have read through social media, the event was a big success (of course!). We are happy to have contributed to the branding and promotion for CEAC 2017, and look forward to teaming up again for CEAC 2018 in Edinburgh. See more of our CASE Europe work within our portfolio.

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Meet Jim!

Jim is our Senior Graphic Designer / Website Developer / Office Chef. We’re pretty sure his dream project would be to design a website for a cooking show, then develop the website for a cooking show, and then bake something using the website he designed and developed for a cooking show. We are 100% confident it would look, function, and taste excellent!

He is from St. Louis, MO and earned his Associates of Fine Arts in Graphic Communications from St. Louis Community College at Meramec. He received his BA in Advertising and Media from Lindenwood University before digging even deeper into the world of digital media by working as designer/developer for multiple tech start-up companies. He continues to push his coding skills and UI/UX abilities as far as possible, while balancing his passion for sharp, bold design and mobile-first web development.

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When he’s not creating layouts or writing code, you’ll probably find him at home cooking something from scratch, such as pasta sauce, artisan breads, and anything in a cast iron skillet. He also enjoys playing ice hockey, biking, hiking, drinking coffee / craft brews / fancy whiskey, and spending quality time with loved ones. And we bet they especially enjoy his company when he brings over beer and fresh pretzels!

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Meet Lauren!

We are happy to introduce Lauren Jin as our new Graphic Design Intern! And we’re not just saying that. She’s bringing creativity and enthusiasm with her. That definitely makes us happy!

Graphic design has taken Lauren around the world and now we’re happy to say it has brought her to our graphic design team! You might say she’s come full-circle, but who’s to say it’s not full-square, full-triangle, or full-rhombus, depending on the design layout?

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She was born and raised in St. Louis, and earned her BFA in Visual Communications, with a minor in Communication, from Truman State University. While in school she jumpstarted her career training as the head designer for the campus Career Center, a graphic design internship for an ad agency in Shanghai, China, an editorial art internship for a well known magazine publisher in New York, and a remote creative content/graphic design internship for a fashion accessories company in Miami.

When she’s not designing, she enjoys immersing herself in all things Instagram by following creatives, curating her own feed, playing tennis, listening to podcasts, eating popcorn, drinking green tea, eating Japanese food, and appreciating fashion. Oh, wait, some of these interests are not all things Instagram, but you get the picture. Get it? Picture!

Feel free to welcome Lauren for yourself (x106).

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Can we get a Hermes high five?!

We are happy to announce that Anda Creative received two 2017 Hermes Creative Awards for two recent projects:

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Gold Winner: CASE Europe Annual Conference Branding

We collaborated with London-based CASE Europe to design and develop branding and collateral for the 2016 CASE Europe Annual Conference (CEAC). The event took place this past summer and preparation included numerous projects: logo, magazine advertisements, brochure, programme, prospectus, presentations, signage, and way-finding systems.

The event took place in Brussels, Belgium, so the goal was to create global appeal while emphasizing the central location and easy access within Europe.

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Platinum Winner: Deployed Resources Large-Scale Camp Animation

We recently teamed-up with Rome, NY-based Deployed Resources to create a series of animations promoting their products and services. The award-winning 3D animation flies through a Large-Scale Camp with a fully rendered background scene and figures. It provides product details that are typically very difficult or impossible to capture using traditional photographic techniques.


Now the awards will rest atop our display shelf. Well, as soon as Tim and Corey stop walking around with them – posing for photos and signing autographs.

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Ross-CASE Infographic and Report Design

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We recently teamed up with CASE Europe to design the Ross-CASE Trends in Philanthropic Support for Higher Education infographic, as well as the full 2017 report Giving to Excellence: Generating Philantropic Support for UK Higher Education.

The CASE Europe organization has been successfully improving donations from year to year, and has now reached a big milestone by surpassing £1bn for the first time!

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This is the second year in a row that we’ve designed the full Ross-CASE infographics and reports. We start by visualizing the data in a clear and succinct way. Once the main infographic design is complete, we expand on those infographics for additional infographics, charts, and graphs within the full report. Our goal is to present the information in a visually pleasing way, which also aids in a better understanding of the content. We’re happy how the infographics and report design turned out and we’re proud to be involved with such a worthy effort to improve fundraising for higher education. 

View the full Ross-CASE report here: http://bit.ly/2pz5bbW

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GDUSA American Graphic Design Award 2016

We are happy to announce that we received a GDUSA American Graphic Design Award for our recent collaboration with CASE Europe for the CEAC16 branding! See more of the project here, and read more about the CASE Europe Annual Conference at case.org/CEAC16.

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Meet Corey!

We are happy to introduce Corey Lee as our Senior Graphic Designer. And we’re not just saying that. We’re literally smiling ear to ear as we write this announcement. Corey joins our creative team by bringing logo design, packaging design, apparel design, and (hopefully) some Pez to the table. 

He hails from Nokomis, Illinois, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Art, Graphic Design, from Illinois State University. For the last few years he has honed his skills as an in-house graphic designer for a large-scale hobby company in Champaign, Illinois.  

He now resides in St. Louis, and when he’s not knee-deep in creative projects, he enjoys watching movies, quoting movies, watching sports (Cardinals, Steelers, RedWings), watching movies about sports,* and quoting movies about sports.* He also enjoys hunting for Pez dispensers at flea markets and antique stores. We hope someday he can complete his collection by designing his very own Corey-the-Designer Pez dispenser! 

Feel free to welcome Corey for yourself (x105).

*This statement has not been fact-checked.

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Meet Ed!

Let’s put our hands together (and then take them apart, repeat x4) as we introduce Ed Sheehan as our Assistant Art Director! Ed joins our creative team by bringing climate-controlled design and cold-brew coffee to the table. 

He hails from Teutopolis, Illinois and earned his BFA in Graphic Design from Eastern Illinois University. He has an impressive portfolio of freelance design work, which showcases his fervor for logos and branding. 

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Spending quality time with his awesome wife and two children tops his list, but he also enjoys listening to unpopular music, watching Ken Burns documentaries, and daydreaming about dusting off his oil paints. He is an avid watcher of Wheel of Fortune. Listen closely and you just might hear him say, “Pat, I’d like to solve the puzzle” when he thinks of a winning design concept.
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Meet Andrea!

We are happy to introduce Andrea Melania Rodriguez Moon as our new Assistant Art Director! She joins our creative team by bringing project coordination, graphic design, illustration, and baked goods to the table.

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Born in Santiago, Chile and raised in St. Louis, Andrea received her BFA in Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute while fine-tuning her studies in art history, illustration, and typography. Her recent work history includes complex, digital medical illustration and design for textbooks and journals. Yes, she just might know more about your rotator cuff than you do.

Andrea’s skills and interests don’t stop there. She also enjoys attending AIGA events, visiting art museums and galleries, dancing her way through the local music scene, dining at vegetarian-friendly restaurants, drinking chemex-brewed coffee, baking delicious treats for our office, oh, and baking even more delicious treats for our office. And on top of that, she can even screen-print all of the above!

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Design-to-Promote IOGA’s Bike-to-Farm Tour Event

We recently teamed up with the Illinois Organic Growers Association (IOGA) to help brand and visually promote their bike-to-farm tour event in Champaign County, Illinois earlier this month. Participants rode bicycles along the beautiful countryside, through seven organic farms to enjoy fresh food and to meet the farmers who provide it.

Our promotional involvement started with naming the event “Crop Cycle” and continued by developing a three-part logo set. Once in place we integrated the branding into the designs for direct mail, posters, and rider cue sheets.

We’re happy to have been involved with a great event promoting great food, farms, and self-powered transportation. Read more about the bike-to-farm tour on the IOGA website.

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