Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2009 Design Marathon Deadline is This Friday!

from Alloy Workshop & the Charlottesville Community Design Center -- great to see they're doing this cool event again this year -- note the deadline for participants is THIS FRIDAY:


The Design Marathon is an annual event created as a partnership between Alloy Workshop and the Charlottesville Community Design Center, to bring together professional graphic designers, architects, landscape architects and students to donate 12 hours of design services to ten local nonprofits. The Second Annual Design Marathon will take place at the Charlottesville Community Design Center (CCDC) on October 2nd from 10am-10pm.

"It's about design, community and education," said Serena Gruia, Creative Director of Alloy Workshop. She initiated the Design Marathon in 2008 "to provide a much-needed service to deserving organizations, foster a local community of professional and student designers and promote design as a component vital to the strategic success of an idea/mission."

Participation in the Second Annual Design Marathon is open to area non-profits, design professionals, and students pursuing a design-related degree. Last year’s projects ranged from logo redesigns to advertising campaigns to designing a low-cost playground. The application deadline for designers and non-profits is July 31st. Winners will be publicly announced on September 1st. Applications are available online at or can be picked up in person at the Charlottesville Community Design Center (located at 100 5th St. NE), the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, or the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce.

For more information please contact Mandy Burbage at 434-984-2232 or or visit

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