The Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan was recognized by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and presented with the 2016 Organization of the Year award.
Mad Bird Design has achieved Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Emerging Small Business (ESB) certification through Business Oregon's Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity.
Portland author and website client Jo Barney was featured in The Oregonian/OregonLive.
The City of Hillsboro is one of 20 finalists for the $5M Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, a nationwide contest to find innovative solutions to national problems on a local level. Mad Bird Design’s animation department created a video to illustrate Hillsboro’s winning concept: GoPoint.
Something that made my day/week/year: reading this recommendation a client posted today on LinkedIn: “I have worked with Michele on several projects, since she established her business Mad Bird Design. Michele has helped us successfully brand our new sustainability program and to provide high quality, effective tools to educate employees and constituents. Professionally Michele is [...]
A new invitation for the opening of Veterans Drive is off to the printer today. The client asked me to make the original image (bottom left) look its best. The final design (above) features a fresh spring blue sky and military flags, thanks to the magic of Photoshop! Client Feedback: "Thanks for the excellent work [...]
Launch Day for a brand-new website is always exciting. I was very pleased for the opportunity to work with talented Portland author Jo Barney on her website, Jo Barney Writes. The website is designed to promote Jo's two new e-books, The Solarium and Graffiti Grandma - now available as e-books on Amazon, Lulu, iTunes/iBook and Nook. Client Feedback: Say It [...]
Mad Bird Design just wrapped shooting three more videos for repeat client South Sound Radiology in Olympia, Washington. The videos communicate key points of radiology procedures to patients. While we were filming this week, radiologists and staff were talking about the popularity of our earlier series of videos — we are pleased that they are [...]
I was very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the City of Hillsboro's Finance Department, to design their first "Budget in Brief". This colorful, user-friendly booklet provides useful and transparent financial information to Hillsboro citizens and business owners. Document print runs are necessarily getting smaller, to be sustainable and save resources – the [...]
Meet Solar Sam & Sunny on their first date! I was given the event details and purpose – a workshop about solar energy which features "speed-dating rounds" through four tables of solar and energy-efficiency options – and came up with this concept and illustration design. Sam is wearing a suit made from solar panels (looking [...]