Thanks to the team at AIGA Philadelphia for the opportunity to design some award-winning work!
DiSanto Design is proud to announce that we were included in the 2017 Philadelphia Design Awards—affectionately nicknamed "PDA"—which honors the top 100 design pieces created in the greater Philadelphia area over the past two years. (And, yes, we also did the branding, call-for-entries poster and catalog for this year's show).
Rose was honored to be a part of HiRes Podcast's first live show -- talking about her favorite subject, Design for Good. Have a listen at http://www.hirespod.com
Honored to be part of a panel discussing Design for Good with Hi-Res Podcast at Impart Creative. Come join us!
Thank you to our friends at AIGA Philadelphia for the shout out! (Click through to the link on AIGA Philadelphia).
Rose had the great privilege of volunteering at this year's Camp Week at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. It was an amazing week to cherish—bringing the spirit of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp to the children of CHOP, their siblings and their families (and raising a little hell, per Paul Newman) complete with campfires, s'mores, arts & crafts, carnivals, race cars and, of course, slime. This year's t-shirt was art directed by the Philly HOP team and illustrated by DiSanto Design.
Rose was honored to address the University of Delaware’s Department of Art & Design at their 2016 convocation ceremony on May 27. Rose, an alumna of the Visual Communications program, challenged the graduates to use their art-making to do something for a greater good. Rose talked about her career in graphic design—and how that influenced her volunteer work at Children’s Hospital Boston and at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut. She asked her fellow artists to stand as advocates for the arts, to find their cause, and bring their art to it.
Rose was asked to lead a panel on marketing for education-based nonprofits at NPEA's 8th Annual Conference in Baltimore in April, 2016. She asked Allan Espiritu of GDLoft, Tracy Donofry of 160over90, Chris Buoni of Perfect Communications and Sharon Gallagher of Sage Communications to join her. (DiSanto Design also created all of the supporting collateral and signage for the conference). Many thanks to all participants and to NPEA for hosting another wonderful conference. (Photos by Danielle Visco, Luv Lens)
On May 11th, Rose talked shop with first- through eight-grade students at Adaire Elementary in Philadelphia. Rose was invited to participate in Career Day with 20 other professionals representing a range of careers from fashion designer to park ranger. But the big hits were the two researchers from UPenn who brought the hazmat suits!
Rose was honored to participate in AIGA Philadelphia's 18th Annual portfolio review night at Moore College of Art & Design on May 2, 2016. A great evening meeting some fierce up-and-coming talent and reconnecting with other more "seasoned" designer/reviewers. Photos by the talented Emila Randler.
Rose and Andrew spent a wonderful afternoon with our good friends at Lead Graffiti, rifling through their collection of lead and wooden type pieces to create this year's valentine's day card designs. Added bonus: meeting Chris Fritton, who was in the house as part of his tour with The Itinerant Printer project.
On January 14, Rose joined the conversation about mentoring on WHYY's Radio Times. She spoke on behalf of AIGA Philadelphia's Mentorship Program, a program she founded and has led since 2009. Host: Marty Moss-coane. Guests: W. Brad Johnson and Alyse Nelson.
Rose has been asked to serve as an advisor to the Graphic Design/Commercial and Advertising Art program at Jules E Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical School. The school's mission is to provide equal opportunities for all students, whether they are preparing to enter the workforce or to pursue higher education. The first board meeting of 2016 was held on January 14.
Rose has been asked to lead a workshop on nonprofit marketing at the 8th Annual National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) Conference in Baltimore in April. The panel will offer best practice tips and resources to NPEA members attending the conference: school and non-school based programs, independent, public and charter schools, colleges and universities, education nonprofits, and others committed to educational access and success for all students in college, career, and beyond.
DiSanto Design is the VERY proud sponsor of this year's Challenger League Phillies team. This team is made up of a truly amazing group of kids who may be challenged physically, but have more grit and enthusiasm and pure joy than any other team we know. Go Challengers!!! (And shout out to my brother, Coach Frank, for giving so much of himself to this great group of kids for more years now than I can count -- xox)
We are celebrating Chinese New Year this spring with a holiday card lovingly hand-printed (and, even better, hand-delivered) by our friends at Lead Graffiti letterpress. They will arrive in red envelopes for good luck, of course!
Rose led a morning bookmaking workshop with students at the Adaire Alexander School in Philadelphia on October 9. Rose was invited into the classroom by her great friend and neighbor, Dr. Chris Long, who had been working on a project with her 7th and 8th grade students about personal storytelling and memoir. Rose worked with the students to create and bind their own books to showcase their essays. The collaborative project was met with great enthusiasm by all — and Rose will be invited back for a private showing of the finished books in a few weeks. We can't wait!
Rose DiSanto was asked to lead a panel on Mentorship at the AIGA Design Educators Conference in Portland, Oregon in September. Rose invited representatives of three other mentoring programs across the country to join her on the panel. And presented her work with the AIGA Philadelphia Mentorship program, which pairs seasoned professionals with up and coming designers in our field. (It was also a great excuse to reconnect and spend time with her college roommate, Jayne Whitaker, Professor of Graphic Design at University of Dayton in Ohio!)
Rose spent four days in Denver, Colorado at AIGA's National Leadership Retreat. Rose was one of four participants who sat on a panel to present mentorship programs across the country. Also represented were AIGA DC, AIGA Colorado and AIGA Orlando. Rose is founder and director of AIGA Philadelphia's Mentorship Program.