Category Archives: Logos

ArtRise elevates our cultural horizons

ELIXIR Design-ArtRise Projects web

Marnie Burke de Guzman is an orches­trator of cul­tural engage­ment. She cre­ated ArtRise to steward large-scale cul­tural projects into being, much in the way that a pro­ducer makes a movie ‘happen.’ Today’s audi­ences yearn to expe­ri­ence cul­ture beyond the con­fines of exhi­bi­tion space. Marnie is a skilled shep­herd of teams, a forger of alliances between cul­tural insti­tu­tions, civic orga­ni­za­tions, artists – and the audi­ences themselves.

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Front Porch Farm is over-the-top delicious

ELIXIR Design-Front Porch Farm wine

Front Porch Farm is a bas­tion of bio-diversity. We could describe the owners as bespoke farmers, since most of their prod­ucts are grown to order for fine restau­rants and spe­cialty gro­cers. And we could describe the farm as a “Noah’s Ark for food,” since the owners are zealous about sus­tain­ability. Their dream is to raise all the ingre­di­ents for com­plete meals of deli­cious­ness – and they’re already making wines to accom­pany them.

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Summer Search Seeks a New Visual Language

ELIXIR Design-Summer Search invitation

Summer Search is a youth devel­op­ment orga­ni­za­tion founded in Northern California in 1990. They’ve since taken their holistic model to the national level, repli­cating the pro­gram in six addi­tional met­ro­pol­itan areas. Summer Search part­ners with high schools to iden­tify low-income stu­dents who dis­play cer­tain char­acter attrib­utes. The stu­dents receive year-round sup­port – a unique com­bi­na­tion of expe­ri­en­tial oppor­tu­ni­ties and a circle of rela­tion­ships anchored in pro­fes­sional mentoring.

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Our first foray into politics

ELIXIR Design-AFC brochure

The American Federation for Children (AFC) is a national advo­cacy group pro­moting school choice for par­ents. This cause is ardently bipar­tisan — and highly nuanced. If you are con­cerned about edu­ca­tion reform in this country, American Federation for Children are folks to pay atten­tion to.

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A soaring success for Fish & Wildlife

For the second year in a row, Washington DC-based National Fish & Wildlife Foundation retained Elixir to design an invi­ta­tion, event mark and event col­lat­eral for its Bay Area fundraiser. Orchestrated by Stanlee Gatti, the event was held at Crissy Field on March 23rd. Falcon pho­tog­raphy was gen­er­ously donated by Andrew Zuckerman.

NFWF was estab­lished by Congress in 1984 to pre­serve and restore our nation’s native wildlife species and habi­tats. The Foundation directs public con­ser­va­tion dol­lars to the most pressing envi­ron­mental needs and matches those funds with pri­vate con­tri­bu­tions. Since its incep­tion, NFWF has awarded over 10,800 grants to more than 3,700 orga­ni­za­tions in the US and abroad and lever­aged — with its part­ners — more than $635 mil­lion into over $1.5 bil­lion for conservation.

Pictured above (l to r): Invitation, Escort Cards, Auction Paddle, Program. Event pho­tographs cour­tesy of Orange Photography.

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