Creativity Boot Camp with Stefan Mumaw
Longtime Rule29 friend Stefan Mumaw stopped by the office for an afternoon of drawing, storytelling, and creativity. Stefan has recently developed a Creativity Boot Camp, where he helps people blaze new trails in creative thinking and execution. Stefan pushed us into new territory with exercises such as building a catapult with office supplies, creating an amusement park for beetles, and improvised storytelling. Be sure to check out Stefan’s Creative Boot Camp to get started on your own creative adventures.
2015 Design Thinkers Conference
On November 12-15, Justin spoke as a panelist and keynote at the RGD Design Thinkers Conference at the Sony Centre in Toronto, Canada. DesignThinkers, a conference for visual compactors, is the largest of its kind in Canada. The event showcases industry trends with a variety of speakers from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines.
As stated on the conference site: This inspiring event, now in its 16th year, breeds change agents who become drivers of innovation. DesignThinkers 2015 delves into industry trends with visionaries from a range of communications-related disciplines including design, user experience, advertising, branding, consumer engagement, film, social media and entrepreneurship.
R29 presenting at 25N Coworking
On Wednesday November 11, the Rule29 team presented a talk at 25N, a local coworking space in Geneva, IL. The talk was entitled, What Story are You Telling?, and examined the power of branding to influence every aspect of an organization. Most of our talk was oriented around creating compelling stories that audiences want to engage with, using example case studies from recent projects.
Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay
Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB), a nonprofit organization supporting U.S. veterans, and presenting sponsor, Microsoft, hosted the second annual Old Glory Relay race from September 11 to November 8, 2015. 59 teams of runners were charged with moving a single American flag across the country – in a 3,540-mile journey from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. Along the way, running teams capture the “Faces of Old Glory” – stories of empathy, action and impact – by sharing photos and videos on social media using #OldGloryRelay. Rule29, who has been with Team RWB since its beginning, had the honor to help brand the relay and create a microsite to capture the progress as the runners work their way across the country. For more details or to support the relay and Team RWB go here. #DesignForGood
The 8th Annual Hand Turkey Competition
Since 2008, Rule29 Creative has been hosting its “By a Show of Hands” holiday hand turkey competition. Everyone from kids to adults to professional designers share their best birds for a shot at winning some awesome prizes and coveted certificate! We’ll pick R29 favorites from each of the categories, as well as a People’s Choice award to the turkey (or turkeys) that get the most online votes. So break out the Crayolas, markers, Photoshop, colored pencils, oil pastels or whatever your medium of choice is. Don’t be shy, prepare your turkey however you want! Gobble! Gobble!