News & Events
Read more about our involvement in the community and beyond.
There are very few burdens greater than carrying the weight of an untold story. People constantly have trouble finding their voice for fear of being judged. Books, however, are the silent storyteller. ‘What is Your Story’ is an interactive installation created in collaboration with Spark Corps and our partners Booknbrunch, currently making its way between cities from the Toronto Design Offsite to the Museum of Design Atlanta. It is made up of anonymous, handwritten stories displayed in used books—and it gives viewers the opportunity to respond to these stories by sending a supportive message via postcard.
For the fourth year running, Orange Sparkle Ball participated in GroupHug Collective’s Impact Design Exhibit for New York Design Week. This year, the theme was surrounding renewable energy and we designed a solution to harvest wasted energy from New York City steam stacks. The show was written up in both Core 77 and the New York Times!
Orange Sparkle Ball has partnered with Breadware, a Silicon Valley based marketplace company committed to providing solutions, tools, and services supporting companies building IoT products. We are proud to offer our services on their platform and support their amazing network of creatives, engineers, and developers!
In partnership with Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial Design and Steve Chininis Designs, Orange Sparkle Ball is the proud sponsor of the Make 10 Award. This award recognizes students for exceptional entrepreneurship, design, manufacturability, and innovation with regard to their final project of the year - a sellable product.
Orange Sparkle Ball participated in Atlanta Service Design Network’s 2019 Service Jam for the 4th year, this time as Sponsors, Content Creators, and Presenters. Orange Sparkle Ball covered Design Research Tactics and Methodologies as well as presented these to 60+ participants of all different backgrounds at the Suntrust Innovation Lab.
Orange Sparkle Ball worked with Downtown Atlanta Improvement District and students from Cristo Rey, The New School Atlanta and Leap Year USA who presented ideas for engaging the community at Woodruff Park. The winning idea will be implemented in the park and marketed by Georgia State University students.
Block Party Games Moda exhibit opening
Block Party Games provided a fun and interactive way to bring community members together at the opening night of Museum of Design Atlanta’s newest exhibit “Design for Good”. The exhibit brought together kids of all ages to play games while discussing design for impact. The opening featured three of Block Party’s games both large and mini.
Orange Sparkle Ball sponsored and participated in Atlanta Service Design Jam 2018. We had a great time working with the community to teach and work on design issues.
As a part of IDSA 2017 International Conference, Orange Sparkle Ball and Spark Corps hosted other designers in our studio to learn more about our work and process (and to eat gourmet pop-tarts from Cult Carts)
Spark Your Design Creativity designed by Design Apprentices at Spark Corps, is a Top Winner in the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) 2017 hosted by the Industrial Designers Society of America.
Collaborated with Spark Corps to create an interactive exhibit the helps users call state representatives to advocate for environmental protection. Created for New York Design Week’s GroupHug show and later showcased at Museum of Design Atlanta’s Designing Justice Exhibit.