I’ve been doing some pro bono work, while I’m working my three-day work week during this, ummmm, recession.

st_louis_misouri_mo_arch_a_great_city_postage-p172651931138317707anr4u_400I have to give props to Alex, my co-worker at Lawrence Group, who is a graphic designer and my partner in crime on one of the pro bono projects. Alex has designed a logo for the St. Louis Animal Care & Control Center (aka, the city pound), and he has gotten as far as the landing page for a whole new Web site for the “ACC.” Alex has been working with the manager there (Becky Smail) and her staff to get this site designed, approved, up and running. The city really needed something much better to support the efforts of adopting out the animals. The ACC has a dedicated manager, as I’ve come to know her, a hard working staff, and caring volunteers who are most anxious to get this site live. If you have time, please get over to the facility on I-55 and Gasconade to help with walking the dogs and cuddling the cats. Otherwise they don’t get out of their cages, they become withdrawn, and then they are less likely to adopted.

landmarks_logoI am also working on the publicity committee for the 50th Anniversary Gala of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis. It’s November 7, 2009, and our committee kicked off the publicity effort last Friday with a cover on the Ladue News. I will be posting more about Landmarks Association of St. Louis, the gala, the new executive director Jeff Mansell, their new office and gallery space on Washington Avenue, and other things of interest. For now, though, please consider attending this event, which will be held at the Palladium in Lafayette Square. This will be the public’s first look at that new venue. You know you like to be first, right?

Galas are fun, and that’s one of the messages we want to get out to the design community: That even though we usually see the Landmarks people when they are protesting the tearing down of an historic building, they are also a great group of people, who are also very proactive, and who like to have a good time.

This could be a great networking event for anyone in the job market (hint, hint.)

SAVE THE DATE: November 7, 2009


WHERE? At THE PALLADIUM, 1400 Park Place, Lafayette Square

St. Louis Postage Stamp courtesy of zazzle.com