How to make a home for women transitioning out of homelessness more beautiful, while thanking donors in an affordable way? By creating a one of a kind donor wall and adding well-placed artwork throughout the living area.

When Calvary Women’s Services moved into their new building, they engaged us to help them create a way to do both. One of the project guidelines was to create a donor wall that looked like the donated resources were used for the new building and services, not for an expensive donor wall. To solve this, we took wooden circles and hearts (a nod to their logo), painted them, and applied donor names in vinyl lettering. This solution worked two-fold: One, it provided a cost effective and organic design solution, and two, it created the ability for the client to add additional names quickly and easily as necessary.

This project was honored with a GDUSA American Graphic Design Award for 2013.