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The Sweet Potato Show

Sweet Potato Show: Environmental Design Installation

The Sweet Potato Show is an environmental design installation that encourages and enables social interaction. The visually rich, informal walls and furniture focus on the visitor. The installation provides a comfortable environment based on rural Tennessee culture. The Sweet Potato show includes collaborative, community participation, food and music. Tennessee Southern food, Caribbean and Chinese food celebrate our community. All this and even a kids lemonade stand out front brought people through art, food, music and respect.

Informal, visually rich objects based on rural form are the environment for community food, music and talk.

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Pop Up Exhibition Kingman Museum

Pop Up Exhibit Kingman Museum

Moving into a new space is a daunting proposition. This Pop-up exhibit enables the vision of this new adventure to be textually and visually expressed. Contemporary energy, visually exciting and a narrative driven exhibition and programming policy are visually present during executive and funder Covid-19 tour & presentations. The museum’s vision is to visually express the mesmerizing collection by being contemporary, unexpected, and be brightly optimistic.

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Pop-up, mobile display case
Pop-up, mobile display case: Meterorite
Pop-up, mobile display case: Burial Urn
Pop-up, mobile display case: Meterorite
Pop-up, mobile display case: Burial Urn

Bright, optimistic and scientific, the Kingman plan calls for contemporary fonts, image making, and color relationships to bring to life the 20,000 + collection objects. Narrative twists and turns keep viewer interest while providing entertaining learning opportunities.

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Siddartha

Publication Design: typography, layout, illustration and production

Publication Design Siddartha by Hermann Hesse

Illustration, typographic and production layout of seminal book by the German author Hermann Hesse. This book along with Steppenwolf (27) and Narcissus and Goldmund (30) formed the basis of his opus that resulted in a Nobel Prize for Literature 1946.

The visual communication created combines sumi paintings and collage elements. Pressed leaves, sandwiched between two sheets of waxed paper perhaps reminds the reader of childhood while concurrently referencing Siddartha’s journey to enlightenment. This then can serve as an analogy to the way in which each of us gathers our experiences, remembers them and organizes them to form a life lived.

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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
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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.

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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
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natuurmuseum groningen

Exhibition & Education Programs Natuurmuseum Groningen

Natural history, culture and art combine in this dynamic museum in the province’s capital. Eclectic and hand drawn visuals encourage participation and eschew formalism often associated with museums as exampled by the annual program offering exampled here. A humble close working approach maintained the joy of programs based on collections and temporary exhibits while respecting the integrity of scientific experts.

Cover Education Removable Single Program Sheet/Poster
Cover Education Removable Single Program Sheet/Poster

The visual communication focuses on usability enables teachers and administrators to choose programs relevant to curricula specific to year, school and subject. Museum programs emphasize quality-of-life exchange between child and guardian through hands-on objects, and collaborative education materials. Fun illustrations combined with fun hands-on learning maximizes the joy of learning for both adults and children!

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nashville zoo

Education Programs Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Zoo’s inspire wonder at the rich fauna of world and an opportunity to learn environmental responsibility. We learn most when we enjoy. Program materials visually reflect the wonder and the rich diversity of animal life through color, texture and the richness of illustration.

Info Graphic: School Programs Overview
Info Graphic: Zoo Programs Overview
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doula eltine

Brand Identity Doula Eltine

Childbirth coaching is an essential function in the United States. The US infant mortality rates are highest of all countries in the developed world. The brand strategy connects with nature and the wisdom of midwifery back through the beginning of time, or at list the beginning of homo-sapiens! The identity is enveloping, welcoming and references the natural wonder of the spectrum of pregnancy.

The identity incorporates media across the spectrum, from old-world pregnancy journals, to websites, and even a planned doula app. Wisdom of ancient culture, epitomized by the tree of life and cyclical nature of existence. Softer colors and playful illustrations remain open to children and expectant parents while maintaining the seriousness of this most significant of all events.

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Brand Kingman Museum

Kingman Museum Outside Banner

Brand Identity Kingman Museum

Science is fun and fascinating. In today’s world of invented “facts” the Kingman wanted to stand out in educational programs for schools and the community emphasizing rational, evidence-based science of space and natural history. They want to visually express the mesmerizing collection by being contemporary, unexpected, and be brightly optimistic. 20,000 objects are a designer’s dream. This thing will be super fun forever!

Kingman Museum Outside Banner
Outdoor MASSIVE banners
Kingman Museum Outside Banner B&W
Outdoor MASSIVE banners
Kingman Musuem logo Jumping Dog Design

The visual communication created combines the old and new, like old-timey display containers w/ contemporary colors and typography. Collection objects are used throughout, so something like a card turns into a fun learning moment. Spectacular community focused photography deepen the experience and connect science with KM’s people.