April 12th, 2019 -
Smith Design moved closer to our goal of completing 40 Acts of Kindness to celebrate our 40 years in business, as we partnered with several exceptional organizations to help those in need.
On March 21st, we welcomed design students from Kean University to our studio to learn real life applications of the skills they were learning in Professor Alejandro Medina’s class. Smith Design founder James Smith led the group through a presentation detailing basic principles of package design, branding, some of our projects and more. We look forward to seeing the students’ contributions to the world of design in the years to come!
One of the benefits to working with so many successful CPG companies is receiving product samples for photo shoots or design projects, which we can stockpile to donate. On March 29th that’s exactly what we did, partnering with Morristown Neighborhood House to deliver personal care products to those in need. The Neighborhood House distributed the products to members of their community to further their mission of helping them overcome economic challenges.
The Interfaith Food Pantry is a close-knit community in Morris Plains dedicated to improving the health and well being of Morris County residents in need. We were happy to contribute by bringing several pounds of food to be donated to families in the area, and we gained a new level of respect for all of the great work IFP does year–round!
Members of the military (and their families) sacrifice so much to protect the lives and interests of everyone in the US. While we can never truly express all of the gratitude we feel, when we saw an opportunity to try, we were happy to take it. Through Operation Stars & Stripes, we filled hundreds of plastic eggs filled with necessary personal care products, such as lip balm, as well as chocolate treats and other goodies to troops overseas and abroad to lift their spirits this spring as part of Operation Egg-stravaganza.
Finally, students and teachers from the Morris County School of Technology stopped by to present their class projects to the design team at Smith Design for professional feedback and critique. They were also treated to a tour of our design studio and saw some real life examples of how our designs transformed some of the brands they already knew and loved. We were very impressed with the work they had done, and we sincerely enjoyed meeting the designers of tomorrow!