It’s always fun when a client is able to preview one of our projects in front of their audiences. Maxine Fitzgerald of Portland Community Reinvestments Initiative introduced Pathway 1000 at their recent gala. This initiative aims to educate on the impact of displacement of African-Americans and others from North and Northeast Portland, and inspire to create change through the development of jobs, opportunities, resources and housing. Our project with PCRI includes telling the story of displacement through the weaving of personal narratives, historical photos and maps, and portraits of North and Northeast Portlanders.
At the end of 2014, I flipped through my photos of all of my adventures outside of the studio and realized it had been a pretty good year. The great outdoors feeds my curiosity and inspires my creativity. In 2014 I snowshoed, hiked, paddled and explored through several states, and almost every weekend that summer began an early morning entry Facebook with “Good morning, it’s time to climb a mountain.” I self published a book of just photos of the beautiful places I ventured to, including climbing Oregon’s South Sister, paddling Montana’s Flathead Lake, or packing down Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Nature inspires indeed!
LeAnn Locher & Associates is proud to announce our project with The National Crittenton Foundation, Rights & Responsibilities booklet, has been selected as a winner in the prestigious Design Competition for Communication Arts. The competition, now in its 51st year, selected 185 winning pieces from 4,564 entries submitted from around the world. Winners are featured in the 2010 Design Annual in the September/October 2010 issues of Communication Arts.
When I began my career I thought I had to choose between doing creative or doing work that makes meaningful impact in the world. I refused to choose, and today, look how the world has changed—they’re even writing books about socially conscious design. I’m so proud to be featured in this fantastic book, alongside design luminaries and trailblazers who like me, see design as a tool for addressing complex issues, and design that can and should be environmentally responsible.
If you’re about sparking transformation in people and on issues, you’re in the right place. LeAnn Locher & Associates is all about changing the world–for the good.