Eltine DeYoung-Peterse

We learn best, when we enjoy.

Mark John DeYoung

storytelling reaches us, it connects us person to person.


storytelling connects human to human.


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We learn most when we enjoy.

Design Installation Participatory Design Event

Creating Contacts with DIY | Breda

Graphic Design Festival Breda: Everyone is a Designer | Breda NL

Mark John DeYoung, through Jumping Dog Design, was invited to participate in the Graphic Design Festival Breda, The Netherlands. Designers and non-designers alike created a T-shirt and/or a sign to focus the Graphic Design Festival on issues of concerns.

The event democratizes the conversation on design, enabling the audience a voice in addition to those scheduled to speak.“We create the future we can imagine. This DIY project is a way in which attendees have a voice. The public becomes participants making design connect and encouraging a positive, creative response,” said DeYoung. “Across the world, (citizen) designers are no longer accepting the idea of serving as a mindless mouthpiece for corporate industry and we’re here to underline that. We are here to emphasize solidarity to our participating design theorists and our fellow citizens.”

Onsite call for participation Poster
Onsite call for participation Poster
Design Installation Participatory Design Event

Everyone is a Designer | Helsinki

Helsinki Design Week: DIY Design Theory

Mark John DeYoung, with Jumping Dog Design, was invited to participate in Helsinki Design Week 2012. The Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Design Theory project, Everyone is a Designer, featured an entertaining event where audience members, come participants, made T-shirts themed on design and design theory. Existing as a kind of analog, social media experiment, responses ranged from amusing and fun, to profound and provocative. The event took place in the IDC (International Design Council) designated World Design Capital Helsinki, during the annual Helsinki Design Week.

DIY Design Theory event democratizes the conversation on design, complimenting fascinating talks by some of the leading voices in design speaking at Helsinki Design Week. Everyone is a Designer, DIY Design Theory event enabled attendees to become participants through fun activities. The event created participant engagement and encouraged everyone to create and further dialog, not only on design, but on societal issues that designers, with their unique skill set, can address.

Design Installation Environment Participatory Design Event

Inside Out: Participatory Design

Inside Out: Electron Stichting Breda NL: Participatory Design Event

Over 300 people participated in this participatory design theory event in Breda, The Netherlands. The collaborative cultural event featured international and national designers/artists, as well as community members creating work on-site using locally acquired reclaimed materials. This participatory design event featured the making of the work as the “exhibit.” The communal nature of people coming together and making stuff creates connection, creates community. Visitors could watch the pieces being created, talk to participants and even join in the work. On the last day of the event, a Festival of the Arts celebrated the participants and the work made. Participants from all levels and all ages, including six classes of elementary kids; adult volunteers;, two class of troubled teens as reintegration; folks with disabilities; folks with addiction and other challenges; the general public; and professional artists and designers.

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Event Poster
Inside Out Participatory Installation Poster

Design Work

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We tell stories. It is our stories that connect people one to another.


We are a creative agency specializing in visual communication and graphic design services both digital and print; Brand Identity Systems; as well as exhibition/environmental design and production.


Flauwekul newspaper

Publication Flauwekul Children’s Newspaper

Dutch children’s newspaper developed from inception to a full-color periodical distributed in editions of 30,000 units. Fun articles, games and puzzles incorporated topics based on national museum temporary and permanent exhibitions and programs.