UPCOMING EVENTS

August 18, 2017

#IDSA Studio Tour to feature OSB

"All work and no play makes for a dull #designer. Here are 10 places to go after-hours #IDSA17Atlanta http://bit.ly/2tWFWBr for #design studio open houses and more!" (IDSA Facebook, July 2017)

Atlanta, GA

 


PAST EVENTS

June 12, 2017

Meaghan Kennedy, Founder of Orange Sparkle Ball, will share her unique experience and perspective on COURAGE.

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?

Chick-fil-A HQ

 

       

 

 

 

 


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.

 

Congratulations to our own Allie Miller, who will be speaking at  Industrial Designers Society of America - IDSA South Conference in Houston, April 7th & 8th

Allie's talk "Unpacking Social Impact" will define and examine the value of social impact design. YGG! 

 

 

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

Atlanta, GA

   

 

 

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 NYCMeaghan 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.

Learn more about Grace Daly:
Website
Podcasts
Youtube

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


INRATIO Exhibit

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

Grouphug Reminds Us That Design is About Much More Than Tables and Chairs

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 ZouAngie 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 9, 2016

Orange Sparkle Ball's Meaghan Kennedy was invited to speak at the General Assembly panel discussion for IDSA Atlanta. The discussion was on on the "Shifting Role of Design."

General Assembly, Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA
 



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

 



Nov 5, 2015

2015 QSR/FPI Foodservice Packaging Awards

The Varsity's Walking Box wins second place in the Innovation in Brand Delivery category of the 2015 QSR/FPI Foodservice Packaging Awards!

QSR Magazine

 



October 15, 2015

ShopTalk360 Podcast

ShopTalk360's Grace Daly talks with Orange Sparkle Ball's Meaghan Kennedy in the October 15, 2015 iTunes podcast.

 



September 17, 2015

ShopTalk360 Speedround: Lessons Learned

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

ShopTalk360 Speedround: Trends in the Industry

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

Help Spark Corps Create an Awesome Design Book!

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

Agency Launches Social-Focused Training Program For Young Designers

The launch of Spark Corps, the design apprenticeship non-profit arm of Orange Sparkle Ball, makes the news!

Media Post

 



April 1, 2015

SCAD Atlanta Industry Relations Council presents: Learning From The Pros, Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Orange Sparkle Ball's Meaghan Kennedy discusses entrepreneurship at SCAD Atlanta.

Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta

 



March 26, 2015

Beyond Production: How Maker Principles Guide our Execution of Visual Communications Projects

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

Atlanta Ad Club presents The Success of Failure

As part of a panel on failure, Orange Sparkle Ball's Meaghan Kennedy provides her perspective.

Atlanta Ad Club

 



February 2014

Failure In Five

Orange Sparkle Ball's Meaghan Kennedy talks failure for 5 minutes.

Industrial Designers Society of Atlanta

 



August 21, 2013

Out of the Box: Chick-fil-A’s Got a New Incubator

Orange Sparkle Ball installation work is highlighted extensively in this Interior Design Magazine article.

Interior Design