St. Christopher’s Magazine

The St. Christopher’s School Magazine just hit my mailbox – and it looks fantastic.  Had to work extremely quickly on this magazine redesign last spring, but it turned out beautifully.  St. Christopher’s is an all-boys private school in Richmond, VA...

Launching 5e

Launching 5E A nimble communications firm in Washington, DC I’ve been working too much to post any new projects to the blog, but wanted to throw a few new projects up here. The first exciting project is the launch of a new communications firm (which happens to...

Connect the Dots: Betsy DeVos

I have been working for a very thoughtful and dynamic new client called FutureEd. I created this fantastic interactive Infographic for them about the new U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos’ financial connections.  I can’t take any credit for the...

Bingo!

So this is a new logo that I am really excited about! Sustainable Futures Public Charter School is a new competency-based alternative charter school.  They serve DC youth ages 16 to 24 who are most at risk for never graduating from high-school.  That means the kids...

Museum Design Inspiration

Spent a short time at Abraham Lincoln’s cottage this weekend and stumbled into a beautifully designed interactive exhibit about immigration. If I had time, I could have taken a deep dive into a variety of different immigration stories, but since I had the little...

WASH Impact Network

Last week I finished a series of 3 Research Briefs for the WASH Impact Network and Results for Development.  I worked with two fantastic women at Results for Development who made creating this series a lot of fun.  Thoughtful and responsive clients are the best to...

YWCA Week Without Violence

Had a really great time working on the logo and brand assets for YWCA’s initiative WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE, an extremely important advocacy program to combat gender-based violence. They launched the new micro-site today: www.YWCAWeekWithoutViolence.org  If you...

Merry Alderman Design Turns Five

It’s been five years… Thank you to all of the clients, friends and fans of Merry Alderman Design that have made the last five years happen. Merry Alderman Design is thriving and growing. Please take a look at the new website and feel free to pass my contact info along...

Islesboro Preschool Website Launches

There is a lovely island in Maine where I have spent my summers since I was a child. There is a small community-run preschool on the island that has anywhere between 2 and 10 kids enrolled at any one time and they have never had any sort of website (or really...

Oldy but Goody

Just stumbled over this oldy but goody. One of the first logos that I ever designed for my 10th college reunion (I wouldn’t tell you when it was except it’s right there int he logo).  This was a fun one to create.  I had to go back and forth between...

New Logo for the Letter Carrier Political Fund

Another logo and branding project complete! Here is a preview of the new logo that I just finished for the Letter Carrier Political Fund.  It was fun to play around with all the different variations (and we did a lot of drafts).  Also great to immediately put the logo...

Fresh from the printer: PROJECT PLAY Report

Just finished a brochure/white paper for the Aspen Institute’s PROJECT PLAY initiative called, “Physical Literacy in the United States”. Had a great time working with the Sports & Society team at Aspen and learned a lot about organized sports in...

Folder, Brochure and Media Kit

LAYC Career Academy is a charter school in Washington DC that serves disconnected youth. What does that mean?  This wonderful school serves a population of young people who for one reason or another have had trouble finishing high school and LAYC Career Academy is a...

Results For Development BROCHURE

Check out this small brochure that I created for Results For Development.  They hired an illustrator to create some funny cartoons that you’ll see throughout the brochure, but the rest of the design is all me. ← NCTQ: White Papers Folder, Brochure and Media...

NCTQ: White Papers

I have done a number of white paper design for the National Council on Teacher Quality in the last few months and thought I would post a few here.  This is a great organization that I’ve enjoyed working with.  Looking forward to continuing the...

About Merry Alderman Design

Merry Alderman Design specializes in clean, dynamic graphic design for the printed page and the digital world. With a unique background in the non-profit sector, Merry Alderman brings fresh perspective, wit and intelligence to all of her work as a designer.  Able to...