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WE SO PUMPED to be part of a knowledge exchange talk on Connecting Appalachia! With amazing people from Alabama and Vintage Theater in Clarksburg, and in the back stage room of @claycenter ! Sharin ideas on how we make connections within Appalachia, and between Appalachian and the World. Proximity and closeness breeds idea sharing and ideation. It’s something we take for granted in urban areas, where we are vertically stacked on top of eachother, and something we have to purposefully cultivate and manifest in rural America. So grateful for National Consortium for Placemaking, @tamarackfoundation, and all your partners for pulling us together the past two days at #cpls Appalachia! Monday morning we’ll be doing a brain download on all we’ve learned and all the inspiring folks we’ve met. #lookingatappalachia #connectingappalachia #creativeplacemaking @cpl_summit
Published on Jun 22, 2018
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Designed a 1 hour mural prototype with these two local hero women Neighborhood planner Susie Salisbury and @gkvf Community Foundation exec Dr. Michelle Foster this morning through the @goodspacemurals Co-design workshopping !!!!! Inspired by the women sitting next to us, and the women directing us. Asking us to be witness to one another in this work. Mural titled: let’s lift eachother up. ❤️ #cpls #lookingatappalachia #femalefuture
Published on Jun 22, 2018
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SO MANY FOLKS from all over Appalachia tourin our Elk City neighborhood during this Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit: Appalachia !!! Thanks to the corners of West Virginia to Alabama to Georgia for letting us show you around our little neighborhood. We’re tackling everything from temporary art installs to unconventional workforce dev to mixed use space to creative financing to eyes on the street over here and there is always more to learn. Did you know that Elk City was originally its own city, until it was annexed into Charleston? Or that about half our west side building stock is considered abandoned? Learned that from our neighborhood planner today. Pumped for more workshops tomorrow at the @claycenter - hope to 👀 you there!! #elkcity #makeshop #creativeplacemaking #lookingatappalachia #cpls #gotowv @charlestonwv
Published on Jun 22, 2018
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Had the privilege of giving a neighborhood tour to the @artplaceamerica folks today to share all of ourselves and our neighborhood- from the MESH Appalachia studio renovation, to MAKESHOP and our dream for a community organizer, to our live/work artist lofts, to our awesome wvwomanwork team rehabbing the empty space next door, to @twisted_illumination and her storefront rebuild, to @payleigh murals and sign work, to @kinshipwv and your awesome screen printing studio and wvday celebrations, to @basecampprinting and your letterpress machines and @mountainstage poster series, to @ecrecords, to @books_and_brews new restaurant build by our favorite local developer Tighe B, to the new theater, to our all star coffee slinger Brigette @voidcoffee, to the WONDERMURAL by @charlyjupiter33, to the historic Staats building, to the recently permitted Distillery, to all the challenges we face and the dreams we share. We are all stronger together. Sarah and Adam— Grateful for allowing us to share with you today, for your time and input on all we’re building together here——— we’re a small neighborhood trying to do big things in an inclusive and thoughtful way and it means a lot to have eyes and advice from folks that have seen so much around the country! Here is to collaboration, knowledge sharing, and lifting each other up. Happy West Virginia Day y’all✌️✌️
Published on Jun 20, 2018
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WOW. Thanks to all the superpowers that came through to design with us yesterday at our first official OPEN STUDIO! We loved sharing some of our favorite tools of our trade with you- coloraide screenprinted papers, collage, lettrasets, and good old fashioned button making. We’re turning our studio inside out this summer and welcoming you in. More MAKESHOP open studio hours happening throughout the summer- stay tuned y’all ! ⚡️#elkcity #openstudios #lookingatappalachia
Published on Jun 17, 2018
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OPEN STUDIOS TODAY at the Ice Cream Social! We’re bringing our @cooperhewitt superhero design workshop to Charleston! Start thinking about your superpower for when you come through to design your own superhero symbol. If you want to learn empathy interviewing - this is your chance. ✨🦊🐧🌵🌙💥🌈🍉⚽️🥣🏋️‍♀️🧘‍♀️🎗🤹🏾‍♀️🎨🔨🖤❗️ #openstudios #icecreamsocial #fesivall2018 #weallhavesuperpowers
Published on Jun 16, 2018
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OPEN STUDIO, COME SAY HI! Our studio will be open during the FestivALL Ice Cream & the Arts on Saturday 4-7. Be inside our public design space, design your superhero symbol, and sign up for our Makeshop open studio hours this summer! Plus+ our friend Jamie Miller of @collagewv will have her Pop Up Shop right next door with vintage clothes galore ! Hip hop hooray y’all 🍦✨✌🏼
Published on Jun 15, 2018
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are you the content writer we’re dreaming of? then apply to come hang out with the MESH bk office this summer and get your writing on! Link in profile 👆
Published on Jun 14, 2018
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Visioning new communities with Fayette County Urban Renewal Association — v. important planning followed by v. important beer tasting at Bridge Brew Works 🌿🌳
Published on Jun 12, 2018
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Welcome to the neighborhood @voidcoffee ☕️ We are so stoked to see this talented lady open up shop right here in Elk City. Bring on your coffee sorcery 👩🏼‍🔬 ⚗️✨
Published on Jun 02, 2018
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Late night in studio means you get to see the the fire escape exit on your way out with a whole new setta eyes 👀✨
Published on May 11, 2018
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Celebrating our Operations Managers birthday down here in the Lone Star State with a week filled with great work, mezcal drinks, and talks about taking over world. Don't mess with her! @ect.reative
Published on Apr 27, 2018
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Work crew like wow. Women of Design inside a design studio inside a museum of design
Published on Apr 26, 2018
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Green on green. Our muralist friend and collaborator @kate_niel is prepping up the @flatbushcatonmarket vendor booth signs in her studio downstairs ! Can’t wait to see these babies up in the market!
Published on Apr 25, 2018
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SO MANY SUPERPOWERS ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ Today’s superpowers included: FUN, TICKLING, BARKING, A BIG HEART, LIGHTNING FAST, CREATIVITY, EATING BROCCOLI, JOKES, LISTENING, COLORS, KISSING, AND MORE. ⚡️⭐️😂👄🌈🥦 👂💜✏️ book us for your next event this was so fun we want to teach superpower design forever and ever. 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ @cooperhewitt
Published on Apr 22, 2018
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PROTOTYPING OUR FIRST SUPERPOWER DESIGN WORKSHOP WITH REAL LIVE KIDS WATCHOUT! ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️
Published on Apr 21, 2018
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Friday crafternoon at studio preppin for our @cooperhewitt workshop tomorrow ! Makin superhero symbols for our coworkers through empathy interviewing and playing with coloraide is like 🙏. Join us tomorrow with @smithsonian to experience the MESH take on design thinking, empathetic inquiry, symbol making, positive psychology, + superpowers. Workshops 11am-1230, 1:30-3. for kids 5-12! 👊
Published on Apr 21, 2018
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MESH is seeking a creative and skilled studio management intern for the summer! 👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀 This is an opportunity to work alongside a creative team and get first-hand experience with the operations of a graphic design and web development studio, as well as managing a makerspace for the community. 👉🏻To apply go to our website (link in bio)
Published on Apr 20, 2018
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Hey Philly! At @whartonschool today art directing the Wharton Social Impact Team. Double teamed video and photo art direction working with the talented philly locals Shira Yudkoff and Andrew Gormley. Can’t decide whether the visual work or the brain bursting conversations we heard today were the true highlight? 💫💫💫These folks blew us away. Our future is in good hands. Also, we miss school.
Published on Apr 18, 2018
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Birthday week for this star ⭐️ we celebrated with Montsera leaves and old fashions. She’s just about two years strong in New York by way of Colorado. She loves the subway. Send her wishes 💫 @tameikamaria
Published on Apr 18, 2018
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MESH’s J.Q.Dickinson Salt-Works branding and packaging wins a 2014 Regional Design Annual Award in New York!

Check out page 169 of this year’s PRINT Magazine Regional Design Annual to find our J. Q. Dickinson Salt-Works branding and Packaging as one of the best design pieces of 2014! So grateful they’ve featured this passion project of ours, and so grateful for all our collaborators on this project: Stephane Thomas (ThinkBox Media, printer), […]
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Published on Dec 30, 2014

AIGA GAIN

Last fall we attended the AIGA conference in New York’s midtown to hear smart people talk about how graphic design can reinvent the world. Recently they came out with video tapings of alot of the amazing talks…. a few of our favorites coming soon. 
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Published on Sep 12, 2014

A Better World by Design

Inspirational “A Better World by Design” poster by designer Philippe Cao! Source: http://cargocollective.com/philippecao We can’t wait for the Better World X Design event this month! Hope to see you in Providence….
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Published on Aug 27, 2014

MESH at the UN Habitat World Urban Forum

  Megan giving a talk about her work with MESH on Graphic Design and Equity at the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia  
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Published on Apr 09, 2014

Announcing the JQD Salt-Works Website!

We’re so pleased to be able to share with you a project that we’ve been working on this past year, the web presence for JQD Salt-Works. The project has been an exciting collaboration between so many talented people, with writing from Elizabeth Haddad, photography from Lauren Stonestreet, design and development work from our team here […]
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Published on Mar 06, 2014

Behind the Scenes with West Virginia Head Start

MESH Design and Development has been asked by the exceptional folks at West Virginia HeadStart to design a web experience to tell the amazing stories of a few families whose lives have been transformed by their partnership with the organization. Our friends and collaborators, Lauren Stonestreet and Elizabeth Haddad have been travelling around the state, […]
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Published on Feb 20, 2014

MESH in Print Magazine

We are very excited to be featured in the Print Magazine’s 2013 Regional Design Annual! The Mission Savvy Vegan Alphabet was chosen to represent the 2013 design trends of the South. A big thanks to Print, and to Jen at Mission Savvy for being such an awesome client and collaborator on this project! Click through […]
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Published on Jan 29, 2014

Sofia and Joelle speak on Parsons Communication Design Alumni Panel

Sofia and Joelle, part of the MESH design team here, took a field trip to their alma mater, Parsons the New School for Design to sit on an informal panel with several other recent alumni to speak on their experiences. They were asked, “what would you tell yourself this time a year ago, in the […]
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Published on Jan 28, 2014

12 CITIES in 12 MONTHS, our one year retrospect

Thanks to all over the past year to be a part of People Building Better Cities – YOU are the ones that made it all possible. Let us know if you want the show to come to your college campus or city; who knows where it will end up next!  
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Published on Jan 17, 2014

MESH in the Gazette

BIG HUGE THANKS to the The Charleston Gazette and Caitlin Cook for telling our story and really capturing what is important to our work. “Even though we both love design and technology, they are really just tools that help us improve quality of life for both the clients and communities we work with,” Bullock said. […]
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Published on Jan 05, 2014

Happy New Year from MESH


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Published on Jan 01, 2014

People Building Better Cities / New York in the works!

    Our People Building Better Cities Exhibition is circling back to it’s beginnings with our final opening at the AIA Center for Architecture this week! Hope to see you at the opening tomorrow night, or at one our curated talks around urban design over the next two weeks! Check out event details here!
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Published on Dec 02, 2013

Photographing Cleveland!

Just a normal early Monday morning at work — standing on ladders, on hospital rooftops, shooting helicopters in Cleveland! It’s great to be working with our talented photographer and friend Jenn Judkins this fall for America’s Essential Hospitals. She’s on her second stop for us in Cleveland at MetroHealth – with three more health systems to visit […]
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Published on Nov 04, 2013

MESH Takes Providence!

    Megan and Joelle of MESH were lucky to be able to attend this year’s A Better World by Design Conference at RISD and Brown in Providence. The conference brings together designers, thinkers, and innovators from all over the world to discuss socially conscious design and innovation. The weekend was an inspiring three-day extravaganza of […]
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Published on Oct 22, 2013

Boats and Beers Studio Warming!

Thanks to all of the friends of MESH who came out to our new Greenpoint studio last week to bring some life and cheer to the place, and to meet Josh! We loved hosting you all and hope you come back soon for even more boats and beers!
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Published on Oct 21, 2013

HAPPY FRIDAY FROM OUR GREENPOINT OFFICE !!

We are just getting settled into our new office in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and long working hours are more tempting than ever with these sunsets out our window over the East River. It’s great to be back in an industrial space like our MESH studio in Charleston, and even greater to get back to biking to […]
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Published on Sep 20, 2013

APPALACHIAN SALT

So happy to be working with this great team of  SALT people out of Appalachia, especially the brother sister super-duo!! They are taking care to make sure every step of their production process is considered completely hand-harvested and as organic as possibly possible for salt… stay tuned for a product launch and brine salt in […]
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Published on Sep 15, 2013

THANK YOU GREENSPACES

We wanted to send out a special thank you to Greenspaces NY, for making us part of it’s coworking family over the past year. We have been so lucky to meet so many bright, talented, insightful people doing good work here, to work with many of them, and to really feel part of the community. […]
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Published on Sep 04, 2013

New Brand Launch: America’s Essential Hospitals

We were happy to launch new branding for America’s Essential Hospitals (formerly NAPH) at their national conference last week! Laura and I had the good fortune to attend their annual gala in Florida, complete with new branding; we only wish Josh could have joined us! It’s been a great journey working with their organization and […]
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Published on Jun 25, 2013

Super-Intern

A special thanks to our super-intern, Monica, who rocked out in her time with us. Hard to see her go, but she’s off to open her own tech start-up and we can wish her nothing but the best. Watch out for this talented girl as she constantly pushes herself to take on whatever challenge she […]
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Published on Jun 20, 2013

Welcome new designer, Joelle!

We’re happy to have Joelle Riffle, recent Parsons graduate on board as our newest designer. Be sure to check out her design work, including her BFA thesis, Clio: a toolkit for change.
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Published on Jun 12, 2013

People Building Better Cities — Nairobi

People Building Better Cities opened another exhibition in Nairobi last week! Check out the process above we’ve put together to talk about the interconnectedness of the inclusive design process— a choose your own adventure. The Nairobi exhibition will be up through July 7th. Follow exhibition events here, and please stop by if you can! To […]
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Published on Jun 11, 2013

People Building Better Cities — Johannesburg, South Africa

The People Building Better Cities exhibition opened in Johannesburg last month! It will be showing through July 26. Be sure to stop by if you are in the area!  Follow the talks and events surrounding the exhibition here, and join the conversation on urban development.
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Published on Jun 01, 2013

New Design for Children’s Museum of New York

So happy to launch the new homepage design for the Children’s Museum of New York! In love with their new museum space, their summer programming on Governor’s Island, and their limitless support urging children to push their creative boundaries. http://www.cmany.org/
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Published on May 28, 2013

People Building Better Cities – Sydney, Australia

  The People Building Better Cities exhibition opened in Sydney, Australia last week at the Customs House! It’s showing from April 12- May 12 so check it out if you are in the area!  Follow all the talks and events surrounding the exhibition here, and join the conversation on urban development here. Next stop — Johannesburg, […]
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Published on Apr 23, 2013

Co-Working

While we love co-working at Greenspaces in New York, we also love being a part of Charleston’s digiso project. Make sure to check out their workshops!
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Published on Apr 04, 2013

Third Eye Cabaret

Sketch for Web Theater’s Third Eye Cabaret identity design. Can’t wait to attend one of these weekly happenings in Charleston!
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Published on Mar 28, 2013

Book Covers

Draft book cover design for Topwonks.
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Published on Mar 21, 2013

Nomad

Nomad traveling boutique is using the logomark we drew for them to its fullest capacity. Check out their new tags and the website we made for them! They’re outfitting their truck as we speak, so look out for it in the next few weeks traveling around the New York bouroughs…
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Published on Mar 18, 2013

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