Matthew Madrid, President of the  Art Institute of California - Inland Empire  with faculty members Frank Houlihan and Adrienne Martin celebrating alongside students in D4G 2016 .

Matthew Madrid, President of the Art Institute of California - Inland Empire with faculty members Frank Houlihan and Adrienne Martin celebrating alongside students in D4G 2016.

Thursday evening's D4G Design Reveal in Apple Valley was a truly wonderful event. Teams consisting of graphic design majors from Cal State San Bernardino and the Art Institute of California Inland Empire met once again with local nonprofits to unveil their final strategies and visual communications. Though it was anticipated that 1-2 deliverables would be developed during the 24hr design-a-thon, teams went over and above, generating prototypes for t-shirts, websites, door hangers, poster campaigns, new logos, buttons, stationary and brochures. All of the presentations were thoughtful and bursting with creative energy. Directors of the participating nonprofits, Family Assistance Program, High Desert Homeless Services, Women of Noble Character and Orenda Veterans Project seemed both overwhelmed and appreciative of the gift they had received.

"The opportunity to work with designers opened our eyes to a process we didn't know we were missing! The amazing designers not only helped us identify and meet deficiencies in our marketing, but the products they designed are invaluable to helping us spread our message, brand and services. What these designers created in a mere 24 hrs would have taken our staff countless hours and resources, and our product would not have the had the message impact that these designers were able to achieve. Thank you for teaching us the importance of design and providing the resources to make it possible."  - Misty Christensen, Development Director, Family Assistance Program

Special thanks to all of the incredibly talented graphic designers from CSUSB and Art Institute of CA that gave of their time: Danielle Ramirez-Suprizio, Evenor Orozco, Janet Aguayo, Echo Ramon, Michael Evans, Ariana Greear, Justin Valdivia, Lynnie Joseph, Leana Garcia, Alexis Hector, Angel Ramirez, Jackie Ash, Julio Oruna, Kimberly Anne Anacleto, Haifa Abid, Roxanna Suarez, Elecio Coronado, Sara Escoto, Paige Vukovich, Irena Marpaung and Jocelyn Mireles.