{news} Design-a-thon 2015

Kicking off the Event
Cindy Buckley Koren kicking off the Sharpener Award Design-a-thon event for the Green Zone Project.

The PrattMWP Design Group hosted the 2015 Sharpener Awards DESIGN-A-THON to help launch the Green Zone Project—a newly founded non profit organization. Student competitors were tasked to design a visual identity for services soon to be offered in Herkimer County to United States veterans from all branches of the armed forces.

Claude Schuyler sharing his expertise during at the progress review.

The designs were completed in a twelve hour period, including break out sessions to review and critique progress. Area professionals provided valuable feedback and mentorship during the process.

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Holland Farms Jellybuns…..yum!

Holland Farms provided a much needed and deliciously filled Jellybun break. The group is now seriously tempted to make its own Jellybun commercial….mmm yum.

This project is a follow up to the Design Group’s Let’s Get Busy Campaign and  inspiration from John Zogby.


See the results from the judging here: Sharpener Award Winners

Please see our Facebook photo album of the event by photographer Emily Jureller.

Special thanks

Prize Sponsors:
Golden Paints

Food Sponsors:
Holland Farms
Bon Apetit
Price Chopper
Fratello’s Pizzerria, Frankfort
Stewarts of Ilion

Professional Panel:
Claude Schuyler
Sarah Burns Miller
Beth Post
Rich Howlett
Karin Howlett
Sean Hogan

Facilities: Pratt at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Cindy Koren, Design Group Advisor with Herkimer County Legislator, John Brezinski of the Green Zone Project.

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