("Mission Statement" wall)
Sometimes a wish is more than just a wish. This was the case when non-profit Make a Wish Foundation sought to create a tangible experience for visitors to their Seattle office that not only expresses their purpose, but celebrates the wishes they’ve granted, while encouraging involvement from local sponsors and individuals. Our team helped bring the Make a Wish mission to life in a manner that is human-centric, tactile and engaging, letting visitors feel more a part of the community that gives back.
Upon walking through the office entrance, visitors are greeted by a floor-to-ceiling “Welcome” blackboard adorned with whimsical chalk illustrations. The lower half hosts a different local artist’s mural every month. We were excited to have one of our own employees featured as the first artist.
("Wishes Made Real" wall)
Continuing past the lobby down the hall, an entire wall is dedicated to “Wishes Made Real,” where showcased wishes are displayed in small vignettes based on the wish category: Be, Have, Go, and Make.
(Vignettes of granted wishes)
Alongside the display of already granted wishes are brightly colored rows of hanging tags containing “Wishes in Progress.”
("Wishes in Progress" wall)
As visitors continue down the hallway, they reach the wishing star – an art installation that encourages visitors to add their own wishes.
("What is Your Wish" wall)
Lastly, a wall covered in blackboard squares holds special wishes from the foundation employees, themselves, focused on things that will help them benefit future Make a Wish endeavors.
("Employee Wishes" wall)
This experience is emotionally engaging and invites interaction in a playful, yet meaningful way to serve as both a working tool for the foundation and a way of celebrating their efforts. We were really excited to partner with such an amazing client on this project!