YolkWorks 2021/22 Highlights

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As we look to bring yet another one to a close, we at YolkWorks are filled with gratitude for the opportunity to continue to work with incredible client partners.

 

We are committed to carefully grow our studio by working passionately and taking our time to listen and deliver for our client partners.  Let us share with you some highlights. We look forward to serving you in the new year and beyond!

 

 

YolkWorks is a design studio passionate about listening and translating your ideas into compelling visuals that lift your audience experience.  We are committed to building lasting partnerships by delivering outstanding results on time and within budget.  

Rising Tide Capital

Rising Tide Capital is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform lives and communities through entrepreneurship. We have supported Rising Tide Capital’s design work for years, everything from annual reports, to presentation decks, to ongoing infographics and social media content.

 

Rising Tide Capital Instagram

www.risingtidecapital.org

Rising Tide Annual Report

Communication Visuals


ANNUAL REPORT


Exposure Labs, Annual Report 2021

Exposure Labs is a film and impact company behind the Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral documentary films. We continued our partnership with the tech and climate team to create their end of year reports.

 

Exposure Labs, Annual Report 2021

Exposure Labs, Climate Report 2021

Exposure Labs, Climate Report 2020


Exposure Labs, Climate Report 2021


The Hive Fund, Triennial Report 2022

The Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice raises funds and makes grants to organizations that are building power to address intersecting climate, gender, and racial justice crises in the United States and have historically lacked access to funding. Continuing our partnership, we designed their Triennial Report that portrayed their grantmaking impact in the US South, where both pollution levels and emerging clean energy opportunities are high, yet philanthropic funding levels are low.

 

The Hive Fund, Triennial Report 2022

www.hivefund.org


MISSSEY, Visual Branding and Website Design

We partnered with Change Consulting on a rebranding and website redesign project for MISSSEY. YolkWorks developed the visual branding, a new logo and designed a new website. MISSSEY works to prevent girls and gender-expansive youth from ever entering circumstances of sexual exploitation and violence. They also support young people who are experiencing exploitation to exit.
The logo: To symbolize MISSSEY’s role within the community of Oakland, the enduring symbol of an oak tree—including roots and branches—represent networks, community, nurturing, and growth. Just as the roots and branches expand beyond the emblem’s circular frame, MISSSEY’s impact will last beyond any single individual or point in time. On the right is a young Black Femme, the focal point of MISSSEY’s work. She is deeply integrated within the tree because our work is not just for her and about her; as a survivor-led organization, our work IS that young Black Femme.

 

MISSSEY Brand Guide

MISSSEY Website


Exciting Wins!

Exposure Labs won a Webby Award for The Social Dilemma Impact campaign in the category of Advertising, Media & PR, Politics & Advocacy 2021. We are honored to be their design partner!

 

Webby Award 2021


YolkWorks participated in the Devils Buy Black Program presented by Prudential Financial for the 2022-2023 season. We are proud to be one of the four finalists for this amazing opportunity to grow our business!

 

Devils Buy Black Program presented by Prudential Financial


We worked with Rising Tide Capital in the completion of their new headquarters at 311 MLK Drive in Jersey City. The project was a success because it has a community of supporters! One of them being the NJ Redevelopment Authority. YolkWorks was nominated and received an award for "outstanding commitment and hard work in the completion of 311 MLK" at the Governor’s NJ Housing Conference in September 2022. We are very grateful for Rising Tide Capital!

 

2022 Governor's Conference on Housing and Economic Development

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YolkWorks 2020 Highlights

listen.

create.

deliver.

build.

To say 2020 was a tough year is an understatement. As the year ends, we at YolkWorks are grateful for the opportunity to have worked with incredible client partners.

 

During this challenging year, you trusted us to be your partner for design solutions as you were advancing the mission of your organizations. Whether you were setting out to combat climate change, foster entrepreneurship in underserved communities, protect voter rights, and other important causes, we are honored to have translated your ideas into thoughtful and intentional designs and be your partner-in-growth.

 

We are committed to carefully grow our studio by working passionately and taking our time to listen and deliver for our client partners.  Let us share with you some highlights of our work in 2020. We very much look forward to serving you in the new year and beyond!

 

YolkWorks is a design studio passionate about listening and translating your ideas into compelling visuals that lift your audience experience.  We are committed to building lasting partnerships by delivering outstanding results on time and within budget.  

Rising Tide Capital - Communication Visuals

Rising Tide Capital is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform lives and communities through entrepreneurship. We have supported Rising Tide Capital’s design work for years, everything from annual reports, to presentation decks, to ongoing infographics and social media content. Shown here are selected social media visuals that are shared across platforms and in email communications to donors and RTC's alumni.

 

Rising Tide Capital Instagram

www.risingtidecapital.org


Exposure Labs, The Social Dilemma - Impact Campaign Assets

Exposure Labs is a film and impact company behind the Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral documentary films. We partnered with the team to create digital and social media assets for the impact campaign of their new film, The Social Dilemma. The film which premiered on 09/09, is currently the second most popular documentary ever on Netflix and an estimated 100M households have seen the film. In addition to supporting the impact campaign for the launch of the film, we also designed the soundtrack album booklet, discussion and event planning guides. Continuing our partnership, we are currently working on an end of year report for the ELabs climate group as well as an impact report for the film.

 

The Social Dilemma Instagram

The Social Dilemma Discussion and Action Guide

The Social Dilemma Event Planning Guide

www.thesocialdilemma.com

www.exposurelabs.com


Peoples Climate Movement Storybook

Peoples Climate Movement is a coalition of intersectional organizations focused on mobilizing everyday people around climate change. The storybook is a compilation of stories from individuals around the country about the work they're doing in their community to fight climate change. We created custom illustration based on photographs provided and designed the book inline with PCM's brand. We also helped create a discussion guide to go along with the storybook, that was shared with organizations/groups/communities to help facilitate talks about the climate crisis.

 

PCM Storybook

www.peoplesclimate.org


Pennsylvania Voice, Get Out the Count Initiative

Pennsylvania Voice works through a statewide coalition of nonprofits called Keystone Counts to make sure that historically under-counted communities (people of color and immigrants) are counted in the upcoming 2020 census. We created visuals for their multi-layered Get Out The Count initiative which involved door-to-door canvassing, and text and phone banking. This initiative was aimed at creating civic engagement to empower under-counted communities in Pennsylvania with information to feel activated and get counted. The Get Out The Count initiative planned to reach atleast 250,000 households that probably would not have participated in the 2020 Census in 15 counties in Pennsylvania.

 

www.pennsylvaniavoice.org

www.keystonecounts.org


Maaza Mengiste, Project 3541

It was a privilege to partner with Maaza Mengiste, author of the critically acclaimed book, The Shadow King, that tells the story of the war between Ethiopia and Italy, when Benito Mussolini invaded Ethiopia in 1935. What unfolded in the five years between the invasion and the eventual ouster of Italy is the subject of the website we collaborated to build. Project 3541 is a collection of photographs shared by family members and loved ones of those who lived during the war, as well as images from Maaza Mengiste's private collection. The website aims to provide an intimate perspective of an African conflict with global consequences. The website is in the early stages of development as we continue to refine the vision.

 

www.project3541.com

www.maazamengiste.com


Do Good Better, Transform your Money

We collaborated with the team at Do Good Better to create a landing page for an animated video that was created to inspire people to see the positive potential of money. The video touches on the problem of accumulated wealth and the question of what’s enough, the wealth gap, the exploitative economy, tax policies and big banks and also weaves in solutions and ways money can be activated for good. In addition to designing the website, we also created infographics portraying income inequality and racial wealth gap. Transform you Money is a project of RSF Social Finance.

 

www.moneytransforms.com

www.rsfsocialfinance.org


Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Zero Waste Masterplan

GAIA is a global network of more than 800 grassroots groups, NGOs, and individuals. GAIA envisions a just, zero waste world built on respect for ecological limits and community rights, where people are free from the burden of toxic pollution, and resources are sustainably conserved, not burned or dumped. They work to catalyze a global shift towards environmental justice by strengthening grassroots social movements that advance solutions to waste and pollution. We partnered with the team to design the layout of their Zero Waste Masterplan document as well as a companion guide to help organizers advance zero waste campaigns.

 

The Zero Waste Masterplan

www.no-burn.org


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Sample Works--Exposure Labs

Peoples Climate Movement


Rising Tide Capital


Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund


Project 3541


Addistopia


Independent Work (Wesley Soriano)


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    COLLABS

    YolkWorks is collaborating with Pablo & Co. to design and build outdoor spaces and interior renovations.

    Our recent project was a backyard renovation which resulted in a completely transformed urban oasis. In addition to fencing and ground work, we also built custom play and dining furniture.

     

    We'll share with you how we transformed the space. Hope it will inspire you! For any questions or hire, please send us an email at info@yolkworks.com.

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    STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ON THE ENTIRE PROJECT.

    Sand Pit


    Designed and built by YolkWorks X Pablo &Co.

    Like most folks the current pandemic forced us to cancel planned vacations for the summer as well as trips to the beach. It did however give us an opportunity to work with Pablo & Co. and transform our outdoor space into a calm, urban oasis. The entire family loves the new outdoor living especially our six year old outdoorsy girl who can’t seem to get enough of her very own sandpit.
    DETAILS

    • The sand pit measures 51 inches wide, 42 inches long, 17 inches high (with caster wheels)
    • Built with 1.5 inch thick, severe weather prime pressure treated lumber
    • 5 inch heavy duty wheels, swivel with brake, non-marking, rubber caster with a weight rating of 350 lbs each (This is our favorite feature - we are able to move it with ease, wheel it away when not in use or during the colder months, and it can accommodate 2 to 3 kids to play inside the pit.)
    • Filled with 100% natural, graded, washed and screened play sand (about 4 cubic feet or 400 pounds)
    • A convenient umbrella hole is also provided. (We recommend using kid sized, light weight umbrellas)

    Raised Garden


    Designed and built by YolkWorks X Pablo &Co.

    Details coming soon.
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      YolkWorks strives to translate your ideas into engaging visual experiences.

      Our work encompasses web design, graphics, digital communications and print design. We collaborate with a team of coders, digital media experts, artists, copywriters, and photographers to offer innovative and well rounded solutions for various industries. We are committed to providing stellar services to our clients as portrayed by our selection of work.
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      Caroline Condren
      Caroline Condren
      2022-02-09
      Tigist has designed countless projects for our team – from educational guides to end-of-year reports to social assets – and we are blown away with everything she delivers. She is thoughtful, strategic, meticulous, and a true artist. Thank you, Tigist and team!!!
      Sam Adler
      Sam Adler
      2021-04-27
      Tigist and team are magicians. They worked alongside us to create something that captured a large amount of work in a beautiful, modern way. Could not recommend this team enough for any design work! Plus Tigist is just lovely generally :)
      Claire Arkin
      Claire Arkin
      2021-04-21
      Tigist was a pleasure to work with and very flexible! She was really generous with her work and went above and beyond. Thank you, Tigist!
      Mona Yeh
      Mona Yeh
      2021-04-17
      Our team at work got to collaborate multiple times with Yolk Works. Besides being lovely to work with, I loved how much Tigist really listened to our vision and feedback and was able to create a report that so beautifully captured what we described, we really love the final product, and constantly receive compliments on it from everyone we share it with!
      Lindsay Crowder
      Lindsay Crowder
      2021-04-16
      We've worked with Yolk Works on multiple projects and we are beyond impressed with the experience. Each project was handled with such care, thoughtfulness, and intention - we really couldn't be happier. Thank you to Tigist and team!
      Tiberah Berhanu
      Tiberah Berhanu
      2020-09-19
      Max Steinman
      Max Steinman
      2020-09-17
      Our Exposure Labs team worked with YolkWorks to create a number of social media graphics and discussion guides to support the launch of our documentary film The Social Dilemma. We were thrilled with Tigist and her team's creative leadership and ability to meet our tight timelines. Despite having only a minimal style guide in place, they consistently delivered thoughtful, high-quality designs and exceeded our expectations throughout the process e.g., turning one of our graphics into a set of fantastic animations. The team was highly responsive, thorough in implementing feedback, and showed incredible dedication and attention to detail. I would highly recommend their team and we hope to work with them again!
      dale ninneman
      dale ninneman
      2020-02-10
      Tigist and her team at Yolk Works are great to work with. They design brochures to promote human resources initiatives to our company’s internal workforce. Yolk Works quickly responds to request for services, provides a product that aligns with our company branding and turnaround of projects meet our expectations. We are happy to continue a business relationship with Tigist and team!
      Kristy Ninneman
      Kristy Ninneman
      2020-02-10
      Edward
      Edward
      2020-02-01
      Tigist and the Team did an excellent job designing two websites for my companies. She also designed our logos and business cards. Always very professional.