Since 2013, I’ve drawn pictures, set type, and pushed pixels for a great little nonprofit in north Omaha. The Union for Contemporary Art brings together artists and the community to inspire positive social change. We started with a redesign of their logo and followed that with stationary, event posters, and website update. And then more posters, icons, brochures, and annual appeals. All done to clarify, communicate, and inspire. To help tell their story and, when needed, raise funds for their important work.
This week is the culmination of a very important journey. They’ve spent the past 2 ½ years building a spectacular new home in the completely renovated, historic Blue Lion on 24th & Lake. It’s an amazing new space. I’m so excited for what’s to come and so humbled to have been involved with the organization for the past 3 years. Working with Brigitte McQueen Shew, founder and Executive Director, has been such an honor. With her vision, we’ve created some impactful pieces of graphic design.
I’m looking forward to what’s next for them and for north Omaha. In these uncertain, often divisive times, The Union is an example of what we can do when we come together to build something beautiful. It’s not a wall, but a window. And now, it’s time to celebrate all the hard work that’s gone into making this dream a reality. To Brigitte, and to the team I’ve been fortunate enough to work with, to Paige, Holly, Josh, and Kjell, you are all so inspiring. Congratulations on this momentous achievement. Bring on the celebration!