June 12, 2017
Have you ever regretted a decision? Do you still wonder what life would be like had you made a different decision? Do you have courage beyond your fear?
May 4th, 6 p.m.
OSB to judge Make 10.
The School of Industrial Design at Georgia Tech
The School of Industrial Design at Georgia Tech will host Launchpad PLUS on Thursday, May 4, starting at 6 p.m. at the College of Design. This end of the school year event will highlight the work of graduating design students as they are launched into the professional arena or into the next stages of their academic development.
Make 10 marketplace where student-designed and student-fabricated products are offered for sale. In a ceremony, various awards, including the Richard John Livingston Martin Humanitarian Award and the Orange Sparkle Ball Make 10 Award, will be announced.
March 27, 2017
Georgia Tech Industrial Design Professor Steve Chininis asked Orange Sparkle Ball video guru Nick Fisch back in to the classroom this year. For the second year in a row, Fisch spoke to ID students approaching graduation about utilizing video as a story-telling medium in their professional portfolios.
Georgia Tech School of Industrial Design
Cat Perry at The Creative Circus
Orange Sparkle Ball's Cat Perry will be teaching Intro to Creative Thinking, an eleven week course at The Creative Circus. Cat comes from a successful background in advertising and design and will bring fresh perspectives dedicated towards student success. We are excited and proud, congratulations Cat!
The Creative Circus, Atlanta, GA
October 1-2, 2016
Spark Corps attended Maker Fair Atlanta in Downtown Decatur to promote and sell their Kickstarter funded design education book, "Spark Your Design Creativity" to makers, kids, parents, and teachers. On October 3rd, they listed the book for purchase on Amazon. Find the book, here and order your own copy!
September 8, 2016, 3 PM - 5 PM
ShopTalk 360 NYC
Orange Sparkle Ball is excited to share that our leader and founder Meaghan Kennedy will be speaking at the ShopTalk360 NYC Luxury Brand Panel, this Thursday, September 8th in NYC. Meaghan shares the panel with Industry retail experts that will be discussing: The Value of the Built Environment: Creating & Sustaining Today's Luxury Brand Experience. Find the event video recap here.
GROHE Showroom, New York, NY
August 25, 2016, 10 AM - 5 PM
Annual Atlanta Portfolio Review
The Creative Circus is holding its annual portfolio review and professionals and alumni are gathering to help critique and provide support to students looking to get their portfolio books reviewed. Orange Sparkle Ball's Cat Perry will be attending to help provide feedback for students at the event.
The Creative Circus, Atlanta, GA
August 24, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
ShopTalk 360 Atlanta
OSB is thrilled to have been a host of Grace Daly's ShopTalk360 Atlanta event, "The Value of the Built Environment: Creating & Sustaining Today's Brand Experiences." ShopTalk 360 is a media platform that exists to generate & support mutually beneficial relationships among professionals in the design/construction/facilities disciplines. Leaders from the design, tech and corporate retail industries spent the evening discussing the importance of technology and its relationship to the built environment. We enjoyed sharing industry perspectives and look forward to ongoing dialogue at the ShopTalk360 NYC Luxury Brand Panel, September 8th. Find the event website here.
Orange Sparkle Ball, Atlanta, GA
July 26, 2016
Spark Your Design Creativity Kickstarter
Orange Sparkle Ball's non-profit arm, Spark Corps, has created Spark Your Design Creativity which is a design education book for kids 8-12 to teach kids 21st Century Learning and social skills through design thinking. By teaching kids to think critically and explore creative solutions it will enable them to thrive in today's technological, critical, and fast-paced world. Help us meet our Kickstarter goal by donating or sharing! Spark Corps' Kickstarter has been chosen as a "Project We Love" and is now 35% funded!
Spark Corps, Atlanta, GA
July 15 - August 7, 2016
A group art exhibition featuring brand new artwork from Orange Sparkle Ball's Tanner Wilson with Sanithna Phansavanh, Carl Janes, Erin Bassett, and Pash Lima. The exhibition is to highlight the relationship between each artist's work and their personal life. How do they feed off of each other and what does it mean to create? There will be a mix of painting, installation, and mural work.
Notch8 Gallery, Atlanta, GA
July 13, 2016
Orange Sparkle Ball’s Meaghan Kennedy is very excited to have been asked to be a “Shark” for the Break into Business “Shark Tank” event on July 13th. Break into Business is an innovative non-profit that teaches entrepreneurial skills to kids aged 9 - 16 and has helped launch 70+ businesses.
Roam Galleria, Atlanta, GA
April 25 - July 2, 2016
Orange Sparkle Ball's Tanner Wilson will have a solo art exhibition called Vasolina on display at the Fancy & Staple Gallery. Vasolina is a body of artwork Tanner has been developing for several months and will feature 15 brand new pieces of work.
Fancy & Staple Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
May 6 - 8, 2016
Our non-profit arm, Spark Corps participated in a New York Design Week (NYCxDESIGN) show put on by the design collective, Grouphug. The show received a great write-up on Core77 and the Spark Corps entry, Humantones, was one of the featured projects in the article! We are grateful to Grouphug for allowing Spark Corps to be part of an inspiring show with other thought-provoking designers!
New York, NY
April 28, 2016
Orange Sparkle Ball's Meaghan Kennedy and Andy Heck were invited to spend the day at Portfolio Center on April 28, 2016. In the afternoon, the two presented a workshop for students on Communications Strategy. Later in the evening, Meaghan spoke on "The Designer as a Problem Solver." Her talk posited that design training naturally positions designers to embracer their role as strategic system thinkers based on their design thinking training.
Portfolio Center, Atlanta, GA
April 25, 2016
This year, Orange Sparkle Ball created the Orange Sparkle Ball Make 10 Award for students who participate in the Make 10 Marketplace at the Georgia Tech College of Architecture. Orange Sparkle Ball's Joyce Zou, Angie Yim and Lori Bailey judged this year’s products and handed out awards. The Make 10 Marketplace is the brainchild of Steve Chininis. His studio class makes 10 products that can be mass-manufactured and sells them at the yearly marketplace. The products were judged based on set criteria that included factors such as price, packaging, desirability. The first, second and third place winners were awarded prizes ranging from $150-$500.
The Orange Sparkle Ball Make 10 Awards were inspired by Steve's design ethos. Many of the designers at Orange Sparkle Ball have passed through Chininis' design studio and his thinking around design practices can be seen in our daily work. Our goal is to support Steve's vision in developing young designers so that we may give back a bit of what he has given us.
College of Architecture, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
April 12, 2016
Orange Sparkle Ball's Joyce Zou was invited to speak at the Georgia Tech College of Architecture alumni panel discussion moderated by Gail Evans, author of “Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman,” an informative business guide to the secrets men know about success that women need to learn. Joyce was one of five alumnae to discuss how to build a successful career as a female Georgia tech CoA graduate.
College of Architecture, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
April 2, 2016
Orange Sparkle Ball's Nick Fisch was asked to be a guest judge for Olathe Northwest High School's digital media festival, called eMagine. Nick critiqued and provided feedback to 40+ students in the Animation category. Projects for eMagine ranged from 3D modeling to character animation.
Olathe Northwest High School, Olathe, KS
March 7, 2016
Orange Sparkle Ball's Nick Fisch has been invited to speak on how to enhance industrial design storytelling at the Georgia Tech School of Industrial Design. The discussion will focus on how to effectively plan, shoot and edit videos.
Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Industrial Design
Nov 6, 2015
Orange Sparkle Ball's Meaghan Kennedy and Christa Lee have been invited to participate in F2FWTF (Face to Face with the Future). F2FWTF pairs an industrial design professional with a first year student to provide an opportunity for students to practice interfacing with professionals and explore career directions.
Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture
September 17, 2015
As part of a trends in the retail and restaurant industry interview series, ShopTalk360's Grace Daly talks with Orange Sparkle Ball's Meaghan Kennedy about lessons learned in the industry. The conversation is part of the September 17, 2015 iTunes podcast.
July 24, 2015
As part of a trends in the retail and restaurant industry interview series, ShopTalk360's Grace Daly talks with Orange Sparkle Ball's Meaghan Kennedy about brand experience in the built environment. The conversation is part of the July 28, 2015 iTunes podcast.
July 19, 2015
The Museum of Design - Atlanta (MODA) is helping our non-profit arm, Spark Corps, test their design book for kids. The afternoon will center around kids trying out new design exercises and then helping the Spark Corps designers understand whether they are effective and fun.
Museum of Design - Atlanta (MODA)
June 11, 2015
The launch of Spark Corps, the design apprenticeship non-profit arm of Orange Sparkle Ball, makes the news!
April 1, 2015
Orange Sparkle Ball's Meaghan Kennedy discusses entrepreneurship at SCAD Atlanta.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta
March 26, 2015
Meaghan Kennedy, Orange Sparkle Ball
Industrial Designers Society of America, South Conference, Orlando
May 5, 2014
Orange Sparkle Ball's Meaghan Kennedy and Joyce Zou present Innovation Sprints, a model for working through stage gates in the innovation process.
Chick-fil-A Innovation Speaker Series
April 30, 2014
As part of a panel on failure, Orange Sparkle Ball's Meaghan Kennedy provides her perspective.
Atlanta Ad Club
Orange Sparkle Ball's Meaghan Kennedy talks failure for 5 minutes.
Industrial Designers Society of Atlanta
August 21, 2013
Orange Sparkle Ball installation work is highlighted extensively in this Interior Design Magazine article.