As we have done for the past few years, we spent an entire week (August 1-6, 2016) in Detroit—specifically in the Denby area—to help, pro bono, the non-profit Life Remodeled with executing their planned “remodeling” of the surrounding neighborhood. We were responsible for the design and production of promotional brochures and flyers, signage, banners, t-shirt graphics, social media channel graphics, web site updates, capturing the project photographically, and filming interviews of volunteers ( for the “Super Service Challenge” ). Most of the graphic work was done before the ‘build week’, and most of the the photography and filming was done during the week-long ‘campaign’.
Here’s a list of the project’s major accomplishments:
– Built a new park, adjacent to Denby High School
(Performance pavilion; Basketball courts; Volleyball courts; Pickleball court; Putting green; Horseshoes; Garden beds; Amenities; Landscaping)
– 362 Vacant Houses Boarded Up
– 303 Blocks of Blight Removal
– 80 Student Houses Repaired/Remodeled
– Art Mural on Community Recreation Center Building
– 125 Planter Boxes along “Safe Routes” to Schools
This was an unbelievable effort performed by over 10,700 volunteers—in just 6 days—and has been valued at over $5M!
The following are selected photos that represent the over 4,800 photos (click here to view) we, and a team of photographers, took to capture all of the activities during the ‘build week’:
The following are examples of the graphic design work we provided:
Here’s a few videos about what was accomplished in the Denby neighborhood in 2016:
If you are also interested in more information, or supporting, this great non-profit, contact Mark Besh at Visual Impact Systems (248-548-7000), or click the link below to be taken to Life Remodeled’s website.