Stoke Your Woke is an interactive journal that facilitates self-reflection and social-emotional learning. Its questions and writing prompts lead us toward uncovering our current thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. With consistent use, it awakens fresh perspectives and a deeper sense of interconnection and interdependence. In its neutrality, it provides a place apart that reveals both passions and blind-spots, and ultimately divulges, our unique part to play in supporting social and environmental well-being for all.
Stoke Your Woke has been used in schools, in yoga studios and teacher trainings, in intentional communities, for team-building, and as a part of community programming and free public events. It’s designed to be used individually and in group/educational settings. Written by Carol Delmonico and designed by Casey Davis, Stoke Your Woke is a cultural game changer. For more information, or to preview some pages, go to: https://www.stokeyourwoke.com/
This work is about listening and translating a words into an efficient and effective expression. Sometimes it is about advising clients to consider a direction that is very different than what they initially envisioned. I find logo design by far the most emotionally challenging work I do. Most confusing and overwhelming initially, most obsessive during and most rewarding upon completion.
My work with environmental groups has challenged my visual communication skills and pushed my infographic work to the next level. These organizations are realizing the value of using visuals to communicate the often complicated work they do. Transforming scientific, technical information into a form that a lay audience can understand quickly has proven valuable for community outreach, presentations and workshop materials, presentations with donors, legislators and decision makers who make policy and funding decisions.
Note: The Willamette River piece is still in progress, but I’m loving it so much I had to add it in before it was completed!
When it comes to the outdoors and historical depictions of places, rich earthen tones and traditional serif typefaces prevail. The works within this section were created for The United States Forest Service (Three trail panels and a mountain locator for Iron Mountain near Sweet Home, OR) and the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council (Whychus Creek Maps).
Water is our most precious resource. We must manage our watersheds in a way that distributes water in ways that are effective, sustainable and fair to farmers, fish, families and future generations.
Much of my work currently is with non-profit groups, partnerships and foundations who work collaboratively with regional stakeholders to ensure the longevity and health of river systems. My job is to translate "the science" into a digestible version that anyone interested could understand. By educating citizens, donors, legislators, recreational users, and future generations, we create river stewards and advocates who will speak and work for a clean, healthy watershed.
For those with the good fortune to know, love or work with Carol Delmonico, she is a bundle of authentic, honest-to-goodness, out-of- this-world energy. Ready to step up her game and share her writings, Carol needed a "launch package" (identity, business cards, website) that captured her vibrant spirit and playful compassion. Needless to say, we had a lot of fun working on this one together. Visit her site at www.caroldelmonico.com
Bend and beer go hand in hand and a healthy portion of work has been created over the years for Deschutes Brewery and Cascade Lakes. Here are a few favorites.
When Heather Nelson opened Mudra Yoga in Eugene's 5th St. Market District she envisioned a hip, upbeat, fresh space for on-the-go working yogis to get their spiritual and physical needs met in a timely fashion. Using a stormy blue to ground and a citron orange to activate accompanied by bold san serifs, the design creates a yin yang of energy that is clean and contemporary.
When Groove Yoga opened its doors on Bend's westside, it did so with the volume turned up. Waaaaaay up. It broke all the rules of what a yoga studio "should" be with loud music and strenuous flow sequences. And the Type A, hyperathletic mountain town couldn't get enough of it.
After nearly a decade, Groove Yoga is no longer the new kid on the block, and the new owner was ready for a sophisticated evolution from it’s rebellious early days. The designs juxtapose earthen and urban textures on neutral palettes for a look that is deeply textural. Meditate on that.
Interior Design and Construction: Connell + Hull Company
Photography: Amanda Conde
As Bend's largest pediatric provider, Central Oregon Pediatric Associates (COPA) needed to evolve their branding to match their quality and presence in the community. Bold, friendly and colorful, the designs are both professional and playful.
A mother of 6, Deon Merten and her family found themselves purchasing acreage in the Willamette Valley to build a home and small family farm. Before long, the house was built and livestock dotted the acreage. But still the kids needed more chores and responsibilities. Always the optimist and enthusiast, Deon bought an egg-laying business that came with 600+ hens and required a big fluffy white working dog to watch over the laying ladies while the kids were off duty.
This project rebranded the company and combined 4 labels that had to be put on individually by hand into a single label that wraps over the top of the carton.
Green Oaks in the main egg supplier for the natural foods coop in Corvallis, OR.
This was pure fun. Brent came to town with a passion for high quality coffee and knowledge on how to make a coffee shop succeed. He revived the cozy little cottage next door to the Pine Tavern in downtown Bend into a thriving coffee shop and local hangout.
I don't think there is a project that we didn't do together. Hats, shirts, sweatshirts, car wrap, stickers, coffee bags, mugs, gift cards, outdoor signage for the coffee shop, website, the list goes on.
And I don't even drink coffee.