{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.

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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.

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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:
Wacom
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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