26.02.2008 | StepUp participates in Canstruction Vancouver: our team wins 2 awards
See all ten hours of building time compressed into 90 seconds!
StepUp joined the Vancouver Aquarium and Raincoast Trading to create a canned food sculpture for the Canstruction Vancouver event. Our sculpture is called "Kiss me while you CAN" and depicts a frog prince being rescued by an ark. It draws attention to the world-wide plight of amphibians, including several frog species which are affected by a deadly fungus. A group called The Amphibian Ark is active in the preservation and breeding of frogs resistant to the fungus and releasing them back into the wild. 2008 is the Year of the Frog, and the Vancouver Aquarium will be opening a permanent frog exhibit on Leap Day, February 29.
Thanks to the healthy and sustainable canned sea food making up a large component of our sculpture (over 3,000 cans of wild salmon and responsibly fished tuna), we won the national award of Best Meal. The seafood was generously provided by Raincoast Trading. We also won a local Can-Do award for the dedication of our small rookie team of six — here at StepUp we learned 3D CAD on the fly to create a technically sophisticated sculpture.
Visit our frog prince and many other fantastic sculptures while they're still standing at the Cruise Ship Terminal in Canada Place — until 5 pm on Sunday, March 2. All cans used in the sculptures go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank after dismantling. And please give to the Food Bank when you come look at the exhibit. Their supplies tend to run low after the holiday season.
05.10.2007 | DLF Communications ID completed StepUp created an identity and website for DLF Communications Ltd who specialize in crisis communications management. 07.09.2007 | StepUp is moving As of September 17, we'll be in our new East Van digs at 968 East 15th Avenue. 05.07.2007 | S.U.C.C.E.S.S. office makeover StepUp Communications has a new pro bono project. We have been working
with a team of other volunteers on an interior design project for the Burnaby office of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Training Institute.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. serves new immigrants to Canada by helping them in their
settlement and with their job search. They offer employment counselling
in several languages, teach interview skills, and provide a resource
centre with computer and internet access, as well as job listings and
career books. The people who work at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. are a dedicated
group who would like to give the public areas of their 6,000 sq. ft.
Burnaby office a fresh look. StepUp is involved in the graphic design component of the interior design project. We are creating lobby, door and directional signage as well as decorative wall pieces, all on a tight materials-only budget.
15.02.2007 | Geez, another pro bono client StepUp Communications has started working with Geez Magazine of Winnipeg. They've got just the kind of hell-raising approach to traditional Christianity we like. We say it's like Adbusters except with hope and a spiritual bent. They say: ”Geez Magazine has set up camp in the outback of the
spiritual commons. A bustling spot for the over-churched, out-churched,
un-churched and maybe even the un-churchable. For wannabe
contemplatives, front-line world-changers and restless cranks. A place
where the moon shines quiet, instinct runs mythic and belief rides a
bike (or at least sits on the couch entertaining the possibility).” 14.02.2007 | Junior Communication Designer position has been filled We will announce the newest member of our team soon. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. 29.01.2007 | Job applications now closed Thank you to everyone who applied for the junior communication designer position. We are reviewing resumes and will contact candidates for interviews this week. 17.01.2007 | What's not new today? We're hiring, the website is up, and it even has a mini-blog. However, we still do not have an office dog and no plans to acquire one.