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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Stairclimb:
Why we climb
by Wendy Quesinberry
Principal, Q&A

“This is either going to be a great idea or a terrible idea.” Jeff Barlow said to me. The acclaimed designer was starting a new chapter in his career and wanted to hand off the design baton for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Annual Stairclimb. The timing was right, and I accepted the challenge. It had been 10 years since my sister Avis lost her battle with cystic fibrosis. I had tried to volunteer with the foundation prior to this moment, but being reminded of the loss was too much.

Roshan Gurusinghe

Roshan’s childhood was filled with Sri Lankan picnic food on Oregon Coast beach trips, riding in his dad’s Sears Home Improvement Center van to Burgerville, and playing A-Team with his sisters and cousins. Roshan was always Hannibal. He also spent hours drawing his favorite song lyrics, thinking it was the music that appealed to him; only later did he realize it was the shapes of the letters. These days, he not only draws, but also paints, sculpts, and invents imagined objects. Take a peek at: itsgotlegs.com. Seeing the spark of light in a client’s eye when a design solution hits the spot is Roshan’s jam. His problem-solving addiction has worked wonders with multiple philanthropic organizations as well as some heavy hitters including Holland America Line. MORE

 

Recognition : 2014 Davey Awards

The Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small firms, agencies and companies in the world. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock—the sort of thing small firms do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the “Creative Davids” who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than big budgets. With nearly 4,000 entries from across the US and around the world, the Davey Awards honors the finest creative work from the best small firms, agencies and companies worldwide. The Davey Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. For more information, visit www.daveyawards.com and www.aiva.org.