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Manifesto was thrilled to recently host a night of celebration of self care with Ladies Night PDX. It was a dynamic gathering of the creative female spirit and an opportunity to share tactics and tools for wellness as we dive into 2017. The event raised awareness and supplies for Raphael House, a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to ending intimate partner violence for good.



UrbanLight-new identity logo-manifesto Like a picture, a logo is worth a thousand words, which is why we're excited to announce the new visual identity we crafted for Urban Light, a nonprofit dedicated to ending the exploitation of boys in Chiang Mai, Thailand. When we first met with Urban Light founder Alezandra Russell last fall we felt there needed to be a modern look and regional nod in the logo - something that was distinctly hopeful, bold and wholly encompassing of the Urban Light mission. Today, Urban Light announced their new identity in conjunction with a short video about their efforts in Chiang Mai. Watch the video here.

Here at Manifesto, we dedicate our time and skills to a nonprofit organization every quarter. It has been such a pleasure to work with Alezandra. Her passion and dedication to Urban Light is astounding, truly inspirational. Please be sure to follow their efforts on Facebook and Twitter. Congratulations Urban Light!

STORY Chicago

[imagebrowser id=8] At the crux of the creativity is storytelling itself. Few things can awaken and inspire the creative class more than an experience steeped in narrative storytelling and art. This collision of people, place and passion spurs a desire to create at the very root of inspiration itself. Enter STORY; a 2-day creative summit that draws 1000 artists, filmmakers, writers, photographers, designers, and marketers to the heart of Chicago. This year’s theme, “A Sense of Place”, will feature a robust speaker series including Nike's Howard Licther, Creative Director of the Decade, Alex Bogusky and Scott Harrison, cultural disruptor and Founder of Charity: Water.

As if we could be left out of the fun, Manifesto has spent the last 6 months working with STORY's creator Ben Arment to help socialize, develop sponsorship materials, and curate key brand partners and attendees for the event. And we’re proud to say that even now, STORY enthusiasts have begun the countdown to September 18-20th — setting their travel sites on the windy city as they look forward to a weekend of pure inspiration. Find out more and join us by checking out the website.

Tech4Change Brand Actualized!

Tech4Change_Logo_2-1024x479 Mercy Corps and Startup Weekend have partnered to create a first-of-its kind event focused on solving some of the world’s toughest problems through technology and entrepreneurship, measured by solutions formulated from the boldest of ideas.

Tech4Change will serve as a platform to encourage new ways to think about entrepreneurship in challenging environments around the globe. The 54-hour marathon event will be focused on developing tech tools for the greater good and creating viable social enterprises that can scale to address global needs

As part of the initiative, MercyCorps engaged Manifesto to build the brand identity and sales materials. Inspired by similar initiatives in the tech space, Manifesto created an identity that merged the essential elements of MercyCorps with the scrappy, fun and innovation-focused look and feel of Startup Weekend.

"We're thrilled to collaborate with a global organization poised at the intersection innovation, cause and commerce," said Manifesto Chief Strategist, Dave Dyer. "Our work with MercyCorps to help build this powerful platform perfectly aligns with our core beliefs: to use technology and ideas for the good of our world."

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Innovation Week Milwaukee

[nggallery id=2] MiKE (Innovation in Milwaukee) presents Milwaukee Innovation Week, an exhibition of the region’s talent and robust contributions to the local economy in the areas of design, innovation and technology. Working hand in hand with MiKE and the movers and shakers of Milwaukee, Manifesto helped host a series of events focused on making Milwaukee an innovation hub. Hosting our very own event Mingle of The Minds, Manifesto curated 50 innovators from around the country and the globe to discuss global issues. Sponsor/partners included Discovery World, The UN Foundation, Bartolotta's Restaurants, The Greater Milwaukee Committee and MiKE.


Bringing Classical Music Into The 21st Century

Royal Wigs Card Case Study When Neo-Classical Production Company The Royal Wigs approached us to develop their iconic look & feel, we were thrilled. Challenged to perfectly balance the tradition and heritage of orchestra with the irreverent feel of generation Y, we developed an illustrative character that bridged the gap. Our work included strategic mapping, identity development and partnership material development so they could land a new client themselves: The National Symphony Orchestra. Letterpress imprinted by Hoban Press of Portland, OR.