What is the Role of Design in Economic Development?05.24.18

Over the past 4 months, I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with a large coalition of industry, community, government, and nonprofit folks working on defining version 2.0 for Maine’s forest economy. The forest industry, facing similar global forces as the coal industry and other U.S. industrial operations, has experienced some decline as global markets have […]

Pop-up Community Engagement09.26.17

Last week I gave a workshop as part of a day long session with The Community Institute, all about different facets of community engagement including a great keynote from Carolyn Lukensmeyer about civil discourse, and some of the cool programs sponsored by the Orton Family Foundation. I was super impressed with the passion and experience […]

Branding for Nonprofits07.18.17

Last week in collaboration with Maine Association of Nonprofits I presented a very interactive branding workshop to 20 great people working across the non-profit sector in Maine. This is a framework and workshop for homing in on an authentic and strategic brand platform that I’ve applied to lots of companies, but it is always fun to […]

Being Part of Making a Difference – Maine Startup & Create Week 201706.27.17

Last week, I was super proud to be again be part of Maine Startup & Create Week. When I moved to Portland from New York City 2 years ago, this event was one of the first things in town I got involved in. The all-in hustle of the volunteer organizers felt familiar to me, and […]

Maine State Science & Tech Plan02.12.17

Happy to announce that Maine Technology Institute has released Maine’s State Science & Technology Plan, which Better Yet helped edit and designed for them. We love policy and public sector work, and hold on to the belief that through a more attractive and authoritative presentation, the report will influence greater investment in STEM in the state. #designforgood Maine […]

Imagine Portland01.27.17

Its been a busy start to the year here at Better Yet! We’ve been working on a batch of great projects for social and public sector clients, including branding, design competitions, and policy reports. We’ll put up official pics soon, but for now I just want to share a couple of pics from last night’s […]

Digging for Brand Gold11.27.16

For all those in the Portland area, I’m holding a workshop on finding your Brand Essence – tomorrow at the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. This will be a fun and interactive session to discover the sweet spot for your brand. Come out if you can!

How Good Is Your Company Name?09.27.16

I recently moved with my family from New York City to Portland, Maine. We decided to make this change for overall quality of life, but as a designer and creative director who was most recently working for the NYC Dept. of Design and Construction as Head of Graphic Design – a job that can’t really be done from Maine – this means a new beginning for me professionally, in a very different market.