This week I did a great deal of thinking about survival for the arts. If your town is like mine, fresh funding strategies are in short supply to keep performers on the stage, artists in the schools, and poets at the podium. Who better to provide that than an wise and affordable consultant? Let me introduce you to Ms. Kathy Barr.
I've seen Ms. Barr in action for the San Francisco Center for the Book and later for Old First Concerts. She's practical and innovative, but how to reflect that in her business stationary? I suggested an engraving of Jeanne d'Arc riding into battle dressed like Iron Man, but that was politely turned down. Kathy serves her clients interests by seeing them within a greater universe. Her description of the business made me think of maps, space, satellites, and orbits. Above is the concept I presented in three versions. Below is the final system.
Kathy chose the middle concept—not too little, not too much. I agree! It's just right. Since a consultant is not the star of the show, we chose a neutral palette of silver grey and deep red on a smooth white stock. The final pieces went to the printer this week. The set includes three stationary elements. A downloadable resume in PDF format is in the works.
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