This strategic plan summary was designed as a visually engaging executive summary for Achieving Excellence on the World Stage, Western University's 4-year strategic plan. The goal was to engage key stakeholders and inspire the campus community to work together to achieve the university’s ambitious goals and ultimately enhance its national and international reputation and profile
In 2014 I had the pleasure of working with a new local non-profit, Firehorse Leadership Organization, to create a full branding solution to bring their services to the public. The package included the brand design, stationary, website, promotional video and photography. The organization, it's mission and it's brand were very well received - they are now thriving.
Even today, nearly 6,000 miles from his home, Shakespeare is never far from mind for those at Western University. From the Stratford stage, to nearly half of network television plots, to random quotations and quips on coffee mugs, T-shirts and newspaper headlines, The Bard has been all pervasive in lives for ages.
On April 23, 2016, we again took note as the world marked the 400th anniversary of the death of its most celebrated English language playwright. This year, the totality of his works have been revived on stages, screens and pages in special performances and editions commemorating his life and contributions. Of course, it is not like they ever left, mind you. Shakespeare’s work is continually playing somewhere for as long as anyone can remember.
Western News joined the celebration. We recruited this institution’s finest Shakespeare scholars to share their insights into The Bard – and play a little dress-up.
A special thanks to the authors (and actors) for their contributions, as well as to Jo Jennings and Helga Ruppe, from Western's Faculty of Arts & Humanities, who gave not only space, but placed in our hands a vast collection of costumes and props with which to play.
And now, we lift the curtain on Shakespeare 400.
See the photos in more detail here.