End Homelessness: The Grand Challenge
JUST RELEASED: A groundbreaking publication that demonstrates how the end of homelessness can be achieved. 17 nationally known experts crafted 11 essays to solve one big problem — just in time for the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Read their policy proposals on the Grand Challenge for Social Work’s website. For a speedy look, check out Instagram! Kudos to our visionary clients at USC and NYU’s school of social work for tackling this crisis with thoughtful solutions. #changethestatusquo
First Site to Launch in 2020
The first of several websites set to go live in the new year launched today! This responsive WordPress site was designed and developed for Temple Beth Sholom of Roslyn, New York. It features a calendar, blog, registration forms and information to join, participate and support the synagogue.
Stay Connected in the New Year
It’s a brand new decade (!) and to mark it we put together a flashy gift to help Prudent Management Associates stay more connected to their clients. The New Year’s package delivers today and includes a branded phone charger and a 4-color, silver foil card featuring all of PMA’s employees. The card is a real keeper but the phone charger is a gift everyone needs.
JRA Shares the Ingredients for Making a Mensch
Jewish Relief Agency cooked up a warm and tasteful event to end hunger last night. Held at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, “Recipe For Raising A Mensch,” drew a huge and joyful crowd. The fundraiser was peppered with kindness, encouragement, enthusiasm and gratitude. Check out the event branding we did in partnership with JRA!
Open My Heart Album Release
We’re thrilled to announce the release of Open My Heart, the debut album of original Jewish devotional World Music by Yosef Goldman. It is GORGEOUS! It was such an honor to work side-by-side with the artist to design the CD and imagery for each track. Our work was inspired by Middle Eastern material culture and imbued with colors that reflect the warmth, richness and spirituality of the music.
Thanksgiving Gratitude Package
Newman Paperboard of Philadelphia, PA is 100 YEARS OLD! It’s not every day that a family run business since 1919 reaches a century in operation. To mark the occasion, we rebranded the company with an emblematic mark that reflects their indelible presence in the marketplace. The brand reveal came in the form of a custom-designed box containing seven gratitude cards designed by the MGD team. Check it out here.
MGD’s New Website is LIVE!
Happy Halloween! Today we quietly launched our new website. The official announcement will go out next month. We’re really excited to re-introduce MGD to you. We are creators of custom assets for clients with inspiring vision! View our work galleries and let us know if you’d like to partner! Special thanks to Beth Blinebury for her development expertise and Janice Fisher for her editing magic.
A Benefit to Fight Hunger
Tonight we celebrated with Share Food Program at their third annual Party In The Warehouse. The evening’s proceeds will support the organization and help to provide healthy school lunches to 300,000 low-income school children in our region. Check out the event branding inspired by nutritious school lunches and some pictures from the fabulous night!
Empowering Youth With Fanfare And POP!
Congratulations to Play On Philly (POP) on the launch of their new visual identity! They hosted a beautiful reception tonight, complete with a student quartet and a video that introduced their identity. Our team was honored to receive a special plaque from Executive Director Stanford Thompson for our creative expertise. Check out the branding and some pictures from our celebratory night at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.
2019 Fringe Festival Is In Full Swing
This year’s Fringe Festival launched on Sept. 5 and Philly is absolutely buzzing with excitement. With over 1,000 performances taking place in every nook and cranny in the city, there’s no shortage of opportunities to immerse your mind. Need help finding a Fringe show? Flip through the Festival Guide we designed or follow the purple marketing assets we created to lead you in, around and through the festival. ENJOY!
Today we launched School Improvement Partnership’s new website! This rapidly growing company serves as continuing disclosure agent to a host of charter schools and CMOs across the country. Now they have a branded tool to better serve their current and perspective clients.
Assets That Roll
Here’s a fun animation we just whipped up to help Community Design Collaborative promote their 23rd Annual Bowling Ball fundraiser. Roll with the retro vibe and check out more about the event.
World Refugee Day
We’re kicking off World Refugee Day with the launch of a new website for HIAS Pennsylvania. Driven by the Jewish value of “welcoming the stranger,” HIAS provides legal, resettlement, citizenship and supportive services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from all backgrounds.
It’s Our Birthday!
We’re a little older today but still, not a single sign of gray! We’re so fortunate to be celebrating our 26th year in business and to be partnering with such an inspirational group of clients. Thanks for your confidence in us and encouragement of MGD. No gifts please…we’ve got YOU!
Our Philly Studio Is Moving!
See ya, Midtown Village! As of April 1, you can find us in the Spring Arts neighborhood of Philadelphia. Our new studio at 448 N. 10th Street is in the former home of Haverford Cycles (1896-1924). The newly renovated building is nestled in an emerging community where creative spirits flock. Oh, and it’s right near the Rail Park! Come for a visit.
Philly’s Environmental Film Festival Begins
Get ready for the third annual film festival—April 5–7—dedicated to celebrating the beauty of the earth, exploring challenges facing our planet, and entertaining, informing and inspiring personal action. This year, Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival features 54 films from 16 countries! Get all the information you need on PEFF’s website and be sure to buy individual tickets or a weekend pass for the entire weekend.
FringeArts Launches A New Festival
Starting this month, a new festival titled High Pressure Fire Service (HPFS) will be presented by FringeArts, and exposing some of Philly’s most exceptional talent. The performances address issues such as representation, gender, accessibility and reproductive justice through devised theater, comedy and participatory play.
25 Reasons Why We #DesignForGood
In three months, we’ll be wrapping up our 25th year in business. Whoah! Keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram for the “25 Reasons Why” we’ve been compelled to create #designforgood all these years. You’ll meet our amazing clients, collaborators and even a few places that bring us joy and inspiration. We’ll be sharing two “Reasons Why” a week until we turn 26!
2019 LOVE PROJECT Winner
MGD is thrilled to announce that i-tri of New York has been selected as the recipient of our 2019 LOVE PROJECT. During our year-long pro bono partnership, MGD will craft original marketing assets to elevate i-tri’s image, message and impact as they enter their biggest race yet—expanding nationally! A huge shout-out to all the amazing people and organizations who sent us inspiring proposals. It was nearly impossible to choose just one. Keep doing good!
MGD Is Now in New England
After 25 years rooted in Philly, we’re excited to expand our footprint in New England. Creative Partner Benjamin Brown is leading the effort up north. Find him every Wednesday in Boston (#BostonWednesdays), where he meets with changemakers looking to amplify their mission. Contact Benjamin if you’re in the area or know someone who is craving design for good.