SKILLS-USA ENTICES NEW MEMBERS
A carefully-crafted, segmented pitch to over 7,000 schools.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure that the next-generation workforce is equipped with the skills needed to compete in a global economy. SkillsUSA serves more than 360,000 students and instructors annually. This includes 20,365 instructors who join as professional members. Including alumni, SkillsUSA membership totals over 400,000. Their efforts have served more than 13.5 million annual members cumulatively since 1965.
Annual Membership Kits are pivotal in establishing an immediate sense of the company’s contemporary message and long-standing brand heritage. Design for a Small Planet defined a visually thematic and fresh kit each year. These integrated collateral sets each included a Membership Guide booklet, online registration instructions, posters for classroom display, and membership cards. The most recent design approach explored bold typography, images of participants silhouetted around letterforms, and a clean mosaic comprised of compelling imagery, muted shapes, generous white space, and dynamic, sliced corner treatments. The personification of the “Career-Ready Starts Here” messaging required orchestrating two photoshoots in Atlanta and Orlando. We brought in the services of gifted photographer Beth Kennedy, who generated a prized collection of customized student imagery to present the year’s messaging. We combined these with stunning in-house candids of nationwide events provided from SkillsUSA’s national offices in Virginia. Collaborating designers included Meradith Kill and Wayne Duffy.
2018, 2019 ADDYs Finalist — Sales Promotion Campaign
SAGE COLLEGESHigher Education, Print Design, Collateral
RPIHigher Education, Printing Design, Collateral
MD&ACorporate Design, Collateral
SKILLSUSA ANNUAL REPORTPrint, Corporate Design, Advertising
OPALKA GALLERYPrint, Branding
BOSTON UNIVERSITY BROCHUREPrint, Branding
LOGO DESIGNPrint, Branding
SILVER AGE SERIESPrint, Branding
SKILLSUSA 2018-2019Print, Branding
THERMOAURAPrint Design, Collateral
SKILLSUSA POSTERPrint, Branding
VIDEO DIRECTIONPrint, Branding