In 2005, the New York City Police Foundation contacted us to create a new graphic approach to their annual gala materials. They are the only organization that provides critical funding for counterterrorism and innovative programs that enable the NYPD to be the strongest in the country. At the heart of the seven-piece event package (both print and digital) is the 150-page event journal. Traditionally ad driven, we created a new editorial section that served as a “report to donors.” It highlights the police department’s stunning accomplishments, keeping New York safe, and gives further evidence of how important ongoing support is. We are honored to enter our second decade as their partner in this initiative.
Jessica Weber’s “Designing for Non-Profits” class at Parsons School of Design visited the office to gain insight into the operations of a design firm. Here, Tyler Bush, Creative Director, lectures about non-profit branding, communication design, and how to successfully project manage and collaborate with clients.
Jessica Weber leading a roundtable on strategic communications and design at the Institute for Charitable Giving’s 2017 Major Gift Roundtable seminar in Chicago. She is assessing the non-profit communications materials of attendees and giving one-on-one critiques to improve their effectiveness and help their missions come to life.
Jessica Weber Design, Inc. was proud to have been asked to design the materials for the Armenian Missionary Association of America’s Centennial Campaign in honor of their 100th anniversary. The AMAA aims to serve the physical and spiritual needs of Armenians in the U.S. and overseas by maintaining educational, evangelistic, relief, social service, church, and childcare ministries. Their goal of $20 million will support capital projects; education, missionary and healthcare initiatives; and contribute to their endowment for the next century.
AMAA retained Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners to provide a feasibility study and help strategize the objectives.
AMAA needed powerful visual materials to convey the impact of their campaign to potential donors. We created a sub-branded suite of materials including a vibrant case statement which simplified their goals, as well as an invitation template for additional use for fundraising.
Learn more about AMAA and The Centennial Campaign.
This Spring, Jessica Weber’s Designing for Non-Profits class at Parsons School of Design will be rebranding Bottomless Closet — an organization that works to reduce the barriers many women face in the search for employment while also providing on-going support and education so women gain the tools to succeed in their professional lives.
Jessica Weber will be on the panel judging the entries for this year’s 63rd Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards. The Neal Awards are the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of journalism. Named after Jesse H. Neal, the first managing director of Connectiv, the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media.
Jessica Weber Design, Inc. is proud to announce The Whelan Group has joined our team of Strategic Partners, offering strategic planning, campaign management, board development, and capacity building services to complement our design communications expertise. We look forward to future collaborations to mutually benefit our clients.
This past Autumn, Jessica finished up another successful semester at Parsons School of Design, teaching “Design for Non-Profits.” Her students worked on a real branding campaign to rename LIFT, Legal Information for Families Today, which works to enhance access to justice for children and families. LIFT provides legal information, community education, and compassionate guidance, while promoting system-wide reform of the courts and public agencies.
Jessica Weber will serve on the faculty of the Institute for Charitable Giving’s Major Gift Roundtable seminar on Advanced Major Gift Fundraising and Leadership in Chicago March 22–23, 2017. She will lead the roundtables on strategic communications and design—teaching how to weave mission and vision statements into branding and publications, making them come alive, and helping to tell a more effective story. She will assess attendees’ communications materials giving one-on-one critiques for relevancy, urgency, clarity, and action! For more information, click here.
Wishing You a Happy, Healthy, and Productive 2017!
From All of the Elves at Jessica Weber Design, Inc.
Jessica Weber, Tyler Bush, Yoni Weiss, Ioana Zamfiropol, Liza Rockwell, Raida Sarwar, and Bauer!
Thank you Paul Colliton for our wonderful photograph!