public involvement

City Budget in Brief

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the City of Hillsboro's Finance Department, to design their first "Budget in Brief". This colorful, user-friendly booklet provides useful and transparent financial information to Hillsboro citizens and business owners. Document print runs are necessarily getting smaller, to be sustainable and save resources – the [...]

Illustration: Solar & Energy Efficiency

Illustrated Flyer Meet Solar Sam & Sunny on their first date! I was given the event details and purpose – a workshop about solar energy which features "speed-dating rounds" through four tables of solar and energy-efficiency options – and came up with this concept and illustration design. Sam is wearing a suit made [...]

Award-Winning Vision

Beaverton Community Vision received the PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR – Best Planning Project award from the Cascade Chapter of the International Association of Public Participation. Congratulations, Beaverton! Beaverton's Visioning Advisory Committee and community visioning expert consultant Jason Robertson (J Robertson and Company) have worked hard to develop this inclusive city-wide planning process and a roadmap for the [...]

Launch! Hillsboro Sustainability Website

Mad Bird Design's Michele Neary designed multiple web pages, graphics and photo art for the City of Hillsboro Sustainability program, which are incorporated into the City's official website. The site is full of useful information for Hillsboro residents and businesses, highlighting sustainability projects underway in waste reduction, energy and air quality. Michele has worked with [...]

Print designs featured at Hillsboro 2020 Town Hall

Mad Bird Design had over a dozen design projects featured at the June 14th Hillsboro 2020 Town Hall. From the event program to tent banners for six focus table stations to crayons and bookmark prizes, it was a pleasure to see so many design deliverables in the heart of downtown at the Civic Center Plaza.The [...]

Video Production for Beaverton Community Vision

We wrapped a great day of shooting yesterday on the Beaverton Community Vision video project. Beaverton's Mayor, City Councilors, and members of the Visioning Advisory Committee were willing and cheerful interview subjects. Everywhere we went, we encountered helpful and friendly people -- even the landscaping crew at the Library were willing to adjust their wood-chipping [...]

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