Toni: In college, right before my senior capstone project, I felt like I wasted four years of my life. I thought, “Let me just finish this last project.” But then I created an experiential sleep exhibit, and from that, I thought, “Oh my goodness, this is design too.” That reinvigorated me.
Frances: I was a film student, and my team at Creative Shop partnered with the Ad Council and the Save the Food campaign. I'm a huge Wes Anderson fan, and we got to partner with McKinnon and Saunders, who did Fantastic Mr. Fox. This project married the film world I had dreamed of being in and this nonprofit space that I had seen myself in as well. The other highlight, speaking of impact and social work, was a campaign we did for opioid stigma called Stop Opioid Silence. We got to work with an amazing production company, Pretty Bird.