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.
Mad Bird Design just redesigned a website for Lewis County Economic Development Council, to improve user experience and visual appeal. The upgrade provides streamlined content, feature-rich commercial real estate listings, and updated graphics and color palette to complement the EDC brand. The back end integrates a simple, user-friendly content management system, which allows EDC staff [...]
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 [...]
Wanted: Air Guitar Skills Celebrate Hillsboro is Saturday, July 21, and this year's Guinness Book of World Records attempt is to create the largest air guitar ensemble: most people playing Air Guitar simultaneously in a single place. If you've been looking for a chance to put those long hours of air guitar practice to [...]
Heading west this afternoon for the 12th annual Hillsboro 2020 Vision Town Hall. I'm excited to see the poster artwork I designed on event signage and prizes: luggage tags, passports, a fun activity book for kids, and super-cool insulated reusable bags. Town Hall will be held at the season opening of the popular Tuesday Marketplace. Date: [...]
This is my third year of designing a poster for the Hillsboro 2020 Vision Town Hall. This year's "Destination Hillsboro" theme seemed perfect for a vintage travel poster look. Here is the result. See more designs in the Mad Bird Design Print portfolio
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 [...]
Hillsboro's electric drive vehicles and charging stations were featured in a recent KATU News segment on sustainable living and Green Power Communities. Last fall, I collaborated with the City to create the decal displayed on the EV fleet. It feels good to have worked on several print and web design projects to promote Hillsboro's Sustainability initiatives, [...]