Design Dispatch #16

Shoutout to moms

We're big fans. When we were seniors at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, team Emerald (before Emerald existed!) went all out for the annual Mom's weekend flower show. Charlee and Leah did a Matisse themed exhibit, complete with painting a 7 foot wall, building a structure to hang laser cut flowers and even making matching t-shirts for us and our moms!

We've always enjoyed doing the absolute most. Enjoy some photos below.

Charlee & Leah

From our #random slack channel

• Masterful color combinations by Etel Adnan

• Great use of sound on this Quaker campaign website (Thanks for the tip Cass!)

• Telling everyone we know about this Culture Study episode about sitting (bad, we know)

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Speech in Bloom is a holistic speech and feeding therapy practice based in NYC. Their team was growing and they were looking to increase client inquiry calls and the overall client list.

They needed a brand and website that reflected their excellent care and would speak to New York City parents.

We saw that other speech and feeding therapy practices don't address parents and their needs. Health or developmental concerns about a child can cause anxiety and stress. The Speech in Bloom brand needed to feel calm, soothing and grounded.

Logo system needed to work at many sizes across digital and print spaces. We included directions with and without the modifier "Speech & Feeding Therapy" for flexibility.

They both perfectly understood my vision, and brought it to life.
I am now getting more client inquiry calls, and have increased our client list. I'm also just really proud to have a gorgeous website. I'm so grateful to have been referred to Emerald.
Lera Yavich, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD Founder, Speech in Bloom

Speech in Bloom, thank you for your wonderful collaboration! Next month we'll be featuring the Speech in Bloom website.


Do you have goals this year that would be easier to hit with some great design? We would love to hear from you!


📕 Leah can't put down Wellness, a slightly dystopian book set in Chicago

🍫 Charlee is rewatching the entire Wonka franchise

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