December 15, 2016 | In The Community
Monderer Design celebrates with nonprofit partner GreenLight Fund the 11th annual “An Emerald Evening,” the second in a series of three events benefitting CareMessage. Monderer Design is honored to be a long-standing partner of GreenLight, providing design and branding assistance to event programs, save-the-date, on-screen presentation materials, event signage, menus and more to help create a festive, cohesive experience at their fundraising events.
An Emerald Evening successfully raised, with generous support of this year’s hosts and sponsors, over $380,000 to support the organization’s launch in Boston. CareMessage empowers healthcare organizations with mobile technologies to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of vulnerable populations struggling with chronic health conditions.
To learn more about CareMessage visit caremessage.org »
November 29, 2016 | In The Community
Monderer Design has completed its 14th year providing event sponsorship and design guidance for the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association’s annual Chief Financial Officer conference. Our role included creating a 36-page CFO Symposium program, event/location signing, website, presentation templates and more. Over 600 CFOs and senior financial executives from leading companies gathered at the Boston/Newton Marriott to exchange ideas on this year’s theme – Always On: The Digital CFO.
The MIT Sloan CFO Symposium brings together information financial executives from around the world and leading faculty from MIT for an annual one-day conference. Speakers from GE, SAP, UBS, Silicon Valley Bank, UPS, PayPal, Black Duck Software, Blue Apron and more contributed to a stimulating day focused on how CFOs manage the tension between having work that needs discipline, but in an environment that enforces division.
May 31, 2016 | In The Community
Monderer Design has completed its 13th year providing event sponsorship and design guidance for the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association’s annual Chief Information Officer conference. Our role included creating a 60-page CIO Symposium program, event/location signing, online communications, presentation templates and more. Over 800 CIOs and technologists from leading companies gathered at the MIT Kresge Auditorium to exchange ideas on this year’s theme – Thriving in the Digital Economy.
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium brings together information technology and digital business executives from around the world and leading faculty from MIT for an annual one-day conference. Speakers from BNY Mellon, IBM Analytics, JetBlue, GE Digital, Uber and more contributed to a stimulating day focused on the future of technology, best practices, and business insight that is not available anywhere else.
The event also featured an Innovation Showcase where 10 selected early-stage companies from around the US presented cutting edge B2B solutions that combine both value and innovation to Enterprise IT.
April 29, 2016 | In The Community
Two vegan women walk into a juice bar at a farmer’s market… No joke, that’s actually how we met. When I saw Sarah knitting at the juice bar, we started talking. I discovered we were both avid knitters, vegan, and had each spent time volunteering and teaching in South Africa. That settled it, I found my new best friend and crafty partner, whether she liked it or not.
My name is Charlotte, web developer and designer here at Monderer Design. I’ve been knitting since I was 13, when my grandmother taught me how. I was content knitting straight and simple scarves for many years, but in the last 4 years, this occasional hobby has become more of an obsession. I’ve now knit hundreds of hats, stuffed animals, baby booties, cat sweaters, and much more. I was content knitting items for babies of friends and family, and donating everything else to my friends in South Africa, but all that changed after meeting Sarah.
After we went on an amazing and deliciously food-driven trip to New York City, we decided I should join Sarah’s crafty venture, Wildflower Wearhouse. She’d been running an Etsy shop and selling her handmade baby clothes at a few craft fairs for a while now, but was ready to take things to the next level. With my experience in design, I was able to help Sarah come up with new postcards, business cards, and discussions of a new website are in the works. I also have been making knit hot air balloons and other baby toys and apparel. We decided to apply for every craft fair and wholesale opportunity we got our hands on. Our summer and fall calendars are now chock full of craft fairs and other events.
I absolutely love my job as a web developer. The industry is constantly evolving, there’s always something new to learn. At Monderer Design, there’s more value in taking the time to get something right, so I’m able to deep dive into coding challenges and really flush out all potential solutions. This way of working is not only valuable for our clients, but most importantly, their users.
I find knitting to be similar to web development in some ways. There’s always something new to learn, and sometimes, I get so involved in a knitting project, that I look up from my knitting hours (or even minutes) later and I’ve missed most everything that happened in the Netflix movie I was watching. Creating digital work is great, but you can’t reach out and touch it, a website doesn’t keep your ears warm when it’s cold out. Being able to create something tactile with my hands, an item that someone can use to keep themselves or their child warm, is most rewarding.
Learn more about our side-gig at wildflowerwearhouse.com. You can find Sarah and I slinging our wares this summer at SoWa Boston, E-Som Market at La Brasa, and the South End Arts Market.