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We are fully kicking off our MAKESHOP Fundraiser! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 MAKESHOP is a creative placemaking project and public design space founded by MESH Design & Development. It nurtures creative entrepreneurship in Appalachia —and specifically, on the West Side’s Elk City. -- ALL ARE INVITED to our MAKER-oni & Cheese Cook-off + Fundraiser Wednesday, 8/22 at 6pm! 🧀🍻🎉 Check out our Facebook event -- Help fund MAKESHOP in Appalachia 🤝 GoFundMe link in profile -- West Virginian neon sign maker, Jim Day, custom made this MAKESHOP sign in our space! Anyone out there interested in learning neon bending? 🌀
Published on Aug 21, 2018
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We’re so cheesy. 🤓 Liz, our Operations Manager and Nichole, our Makeshop Coordinator visited @wtsq881 today to give the lowdown on our upcoming MAKER-oni & Cheese Cookoff + FUNDRAISER 🧀 Thanks to Josh Gaffin for your continued support and your mystical macNcheese powers 🔮 — To help keep Makeshop open + free to use, join our fundraising efforts. If you’re in Charleston, join us 8/22 at 6pm for the MAKER-oni & Cheese Cookoff + Fundraiser. If you’re unable to attend, checkout our Go Fund Me campaign [🔗 in profile ] #wtsq881 #nationalradioday #makeshop #cheese
Published on Aug 21, 2018
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What was once a Trophy Shop is now Makeshop. It takes a community, hard work, and a whole lotta work to build something new... Shoutout to the makers that brought their hands and hearts into creating Makeshop: Rachel and the Responsible Renovations crew, sculptor Nik welder, Megan design/builder, genius Nina, designer Maddie, John Elswick and the early crew, carpenter Adam, painter Jamie, Jefferson, Hollow neon sign maker Jim Day, the MESH crew, carpenter Bo, cabinet maker Eddie Austin, sign painter Kayleigh, capital market plant folks, resident Vegan Jen, resident musician Walker, resident film maker Taylor, Black Sheep Burrito and Brews 🐑 beer providers, etsy cast makers and furniture gurus, and all y’all that have brought your energy and creativity in to fill this space again and bring it back to life. >> >> HELP KEEP MAKESHOP ALIVE & KICKIN’! Join our fundraising efforts >>🔗 in profile
Published on Aug 20, 2018
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WE’RE HIRING! 📢 MESH is looking for just the right person to help us manage our Charleston studio space and coordinate Makeshop through the Fall. 🍂 Are you super organized? Are you highly motivated? Do you dream about creative community spaces? 🤩 If you’re out next intern, check out the job description on our website http://meshfresh.com/studio-management-intern-at-mesh/
Published on Aug 18, 2018
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TOMORROW! TOMORROW! TOMORROW! SAT AUG 18 FROM 10 - 3 PM. 🎉🎉🎉
Published on Aug 17, 2018
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Everywhere, but especially Charleston, needs more spaces that give thanks to people who work hard to do good things. Makeshop was born from the idea that this space needed to exist, and it needed to be accessible. Artists, makers, dreamers, and doers have all come together to make this idea a real thing. The empty space at 611 was gutted. It was empty, and it’s emptied each day, to make room for the next creative soul to give it life. People (your neighbors, your friends, and you) have filled it with incredible work and experiences. We may have created the physical space of Makeshop, but you ran with it and made it everything we have hoped for.
Published on Aug 16, 2018
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After last night, we can’t even begin to stress how amazing MAKESHOP has been. Next WED. AUG 22, we’re having a party to celebrate everything that has happened (and hopefully everything that will continue to happen). MAKESHOP will be having a MAKER-oni & Cheese Cook-off + Fundraiser. Why? We’re hosting a fundraiser to help keep MAKESHOP open and free for the rest of the year. We’ve had some really amazing people ask to host cool stuff in the fall and we wanna be able to have the space open for them. To do so, we need someone to help coordinate all the things that come through the space — it takes a little bit of time behind the curtains to keep it going. MAKESHOP has been funded 100% by MESH so far, and we’re just askin’ for a little bit of help and/or your company. Just come hang out, eat, or compete to win prizes made from previous MAKESHOP artists and makers. To compete is free, to eat is donation-based. We hope you can make it out! RSVP on our Facebook event page, or comment with 🍴 to let us know you’re coming. An approximate head count = the amount of mac and cheese whipped up!
Published on Aug 16, 2018
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Today’s setups for tonight’s shows with so many traveling musicians! Because hosting artists in our space —- be it makers, builders, crafts folks, designers, coders, musicians—-means that we can fuel and we can be fueled by new inspiration in one another. Because second cities need creative space and creative exchange. Because art IS the way forward to cultural experiences, to creative confidence, to entrepreneurship, to self sustainability, to a new economy. Because this place called Appalachia is ours to reimagine. Because we’ll make what doesn’t yet exist. We’ll will it into being. Because creative Appalachia is rising up. Thanks Holler for Health for hosting - to Caitlin, Scott and all y’all locals that planned this show, and thanks to all the bands that didn’t drive through Charleston tonight, but took that highway exit to stop by and share your music with us. Hope you enjoy the music tonight 🖤🖤🖤
Published on Aug 15, 2018
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Don’t forget, tomorrow night @christopher_quattro will be performing alongside four other bands. Oh, and Saturday, @keepon_creepinon and @gldntrsh will be in Charleston too. Try to make it out!
Published on Aug 15, 2018
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This Wednesday night, make sure to come out and hang out at MAKESHOP with @suggestedfriends (and four other incredible artists). 🌜🎉
Published on Aug 13, 2018
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MAKESHOP has quite the lineup this week. Tomorrow, SAT AUG 11, there will be a men’s vintage pop-up shop. WED AUG 15 we’ve got an indie-pop show with bands from the UK, Baltimore, and all around WV. SAT AUG 18 there will be an artist AND vintage clothing pop-up. Mark your calendars 🖍
Published on Aug 10, 2018
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This Saturday, August 11th from 10-2PM — come hang out at MAKESHOP with @risdenvintage. Grab something funky to help combat the dreary rain coming in for the weekend, or grab something neutral to help calm the wild streak you’ve felt with the retrograde — snag whatever makes you feel amazing. See you then! ✨
Published on Aug 09, 2018
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Hey there! make sure to check out a few of the things we have happening this month. UNFORTUNATELY, MOVIE NIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TOMORROW! 😭But! That means you have more time to clean out your closet and think about what you might wanna snag from @risdenvintage this weekend.
Published on Aug 08, 2018
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WE HAD SOME AMAZING GUESTS. Deb and James Fallows- authors of Our Towns- visited our Charleston Studio this week to chat about small town America— why young folks are choosing to call it home, how we transition our economy from coal to a future of our own design, how little commercial streets are coming back to life again, even community wealth building. Their intrinsic curiousity for small town USA was REAL and left us wanting more time with their questions. Pictured is James getting a little writing time in in the middle of studio madness, our Design Director- Megan- talking with Deb, Tarek chillin on the floor, MPayne welding as usual, our newest neib Pat- previous coal miner turned foodie- telling the cams bout his newest restaurant opening down the street (built by Tighe!) and some time in Kin Ship bc they literally transformed the concept of eyes on the street with their mere existence. We are not a place of cameras and media spotlights. We are workers and builders and we’re hoping HBO’s new pilot will do justice to our collective stories of a new Appalachia 🖤🖤🖤
Published on Aug 04, 2018
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Just wanna take a second to say “thank you” to everyone that hosts and attends the events at MAKESHOP. Y’all are amazing and inspiring us to do better around here. All the dates for summer open studio are booked up. HOWEVER, lots of you are reaching out asking to host something in the fall. WE 👏 SAY 👏 YES 👏 MAKESHOP has been funded 100% by @mesh_design, and we’re asking for a little help to keep it free for the rest of the year. We’re gonna throw a party — the best party you’ve ever attended? .. maybe. Come help us show Charleston what we’re made of, and continue to show ‘em what we can dream up. Mark your calendars, tell your friends, and shout it to the sky — see ya WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22ND. ✨🌈🍭🎉 ps: if you aren’t on the email list for makeshop, comment with your email below or DM it to us — we’ll tell ya what’s up.
Published on Aug 02, 2018
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🌱 @hippies_daughter is about to grace us with her presence yet again. This amazing maker will be hosting her second macrame workshop in the MAKESHOP space this Saturday, August 4th. 👏 Learn to make a plant hanger, then take it home to give your plant babies the cutest home! There are spots still available so make sure to head over to her page to sign up!! 🌱🌿🌻
Published on Aug 01, 2018
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We met Megan Payne two years ago as a union plumber+welder working on a pipe in our basement. This summer, she’s design/built our newest storefront, teaching her best friend to weld along the way, and bringing her kids Zavian and Tarek in as super assistants. Last week after a long day of installing the final glass with Mountaineer Glass, THE GLASS SHATTERED. Instead of just calling it quits, as sometimes broken glass pushes us to do—— SHE IS DOING A TAKE TWO FRIDAY! Perseverance + grit is alive + well y’all— sometimes our first stab doesn’t go as planned, so we try again. Setbacks can’t hold this woman down, and you shouldn’t let them hold ya back either. #lookingatappalachia #collaborativefuture #makeshop @twisted_illumination
Published on Aug 01, 2018
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Charleston! Tomorrow evening (August 1st) there’s gonna be an artist meet-up and pop-up hosted by MAKESHOP and @madsworldshop! Not only will she be there with her awesome artwork — there will be photographers, videographers, printers, and a beauty expert there as well. Make sure to stop by to snag some goodies and chat it up with some creative people. See ya tomorrow from 6-8 PM at 609 Tennessee Ave. 🙌
Published on Jul 31, 2018
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Hey Brooklyn—we have desks available in our sunny, plant-filled Greenpoint studio! Email us at hello@meshfresh.com & be our new work bffs. . . . . . #greenpoint #workbff #designlife #brooklyn #67west
Published on Jul 27, 2018
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Our neighbors came over set up the coziest movie night and invited the whole town. Thanks @basecampprinting + @kinshipwv for transforming Makeshop into a DIY movie theater and sharing your popcorn. Let’s do it again sometime ✨✨✨ Feelin inspired or just want to know what the heck Makeshop is? visit the link in our bio... #makeshop #diy #elkcity #beautifullosers
Published on Jul 26, 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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