ASI’s “Creating Legacies through Art” new art education book is the eighth creative project that my daughter Rebecca and I have collaborated on, and it’s been one of the most rewarding. In the past five years, we’ve worked together to create logos, posters and publicity for a murder mystery gala, an oral history project and for community reads to benefit public libraries where I worked.
Rebecca is not only an amazing graphic designer but also a perceptive listener. She has a knack for translating the verbal handwaving of marketing types like me into visuals that are stunning and on target. I know that sounds like a proud mom bragging. But I’ve given creative direction to other talented designers with head-scratching results.
I heard about the great work ASI was doing soon after Rebecca became a volunteer. When I asked if I could also volunteer, Executive Director Kristin Groenveld and the whole ASI team were so welcoming and supportive! They invited me to jump right in and contribute, and responded promptly with thoughtful feedback, despite their project deadlines.
On this Knight Foundation project, Rebecca and I worked separately but together. I helped proofread, edit and do a glossary. Rebecca translated written lesson plan instructions into clear visuals for the book’s Appendix. We’re looking forward to the next ASI project, and to continuing our mother-daughter design adventure!