826LA believes that imagination and creativity are the foundation of any good Time Travel Mart product—products sold to help fund programming for 826LA students. Since 2005, 826LA has been partnering with amazing artists and designers who believe in our mission. For our last Creative Roundtable, we partnered with the Noun Project to utilize their new Lingo App with Sketch to fuel the Time Travel Competition!
The Noun Project is a website that aggregates and catalogs symbols that are created and uploaded by graphic designers around the world. Based in Los Angeles, the project functions both as a resource for people in search of typographic symbols and a design history of the genre. Lingo is a design library made for your entire team to use–everyone from designers to developers and marketers to managers. Geremy Mumenthaler is the Senior Design Engineer with both projects, and he worked with 826LA to hold the competition.
Inventory for the Time Travel Mart is picked up from across space and time, but we’ve also invented several product lines that we make in-house! These are one-of-a-kind products you can’t get anywhere–or anytime–else. Who buys this stuff? Anyone who needs to travel through space and time, obviously. But also anyone who gives thoughtful, unique gifts, and simultaneously wants to help support the free programs that 826LA provides for students…
Harnessing the power of his Sketch Meet-Up network, Geremy brought together a group of creatives to utilize digital assets and software to compete against each other to create a slew of new product pitches for the Time Travel Mart.
Pizza and beer fueled the creative minds as they brainstormed and mocked-up a variety of experimental time travel products with their digital toolkit. After an hour of working, creative individuals or teams pitched their product to 826LA staffers, Rachel and Carinne.
Minds were blown, prizes were given, and the meet-up led to fruitful new relationships with a group of multidisciplinary designers. We’re so grateful to Geremy and The Noun Project for enthusiastically creating an event with tools to quickly implement ideas and catalyze product development for our stores.
Join us at the next Creative Roundtable!
For internships, design volunteer opportunities, or other creative inquiries, email Rachel Mendelsohn.