• Branding work done for St. Andrew's Episcopal School
  • Branding work done for St. Andrew's Episcopal School

A portion of a full-wall mural for the school's Design Laboratory.

St. Andrew's Episcopal School

sta cttl logoSt. Andrew's Episcopal School is a grade 3–12, college-prep institution, located just outside Washington, DC, and dedicated to finding better ways of teaching and more effective ways of learning. Out of their studies came the school's new D! Lab or Design Laboratory, employing the best teaching methods augmented by tools like 3D printers. The D! Lab needed a new logo and a full-wall mural, whose elements would encourage students to think creatively.

This work followed on our earlier success creating a Design Thinking brochure meant to capture attention and physically embody the philosophy of the school and the Center it describes. A non-standard size and square aspect ratio, along with the poster-like inner fold, bi-directional text, and figure-ground optical illusion of the two faces, all challenged convention and suggested an innovative approach to teaching.

One of our most educationally intriguing projects for St. Andrews was creating a set of flat, 5-inch diameter magnets to be arranged on white boards by students as they worked through the process of design thinking. Each disk magnet contained a single word, integral to this creative exercise, and when configured in different arrangements often triggered new approaches and creative insights.

After the success of our previous projects, Evergreen was tasked with designing Guide to Imagination and Design Thinking, a publication written by D!Lab Director Chuck James. With clever writing and innovative concepts, we had to create a captivating design to match. One such design aspect was building a reusable white board into the inside back cover so that students can sketch and design along as they went through the book.

Supporting education-related clients will always be a special interest and ongoing reward for our firm.

"...this is a phenomenal publication. In design, words, and the program and thinking that it reveals, this is as good as anything the school has published in my 13 years! Judging by prospective families' reactions this morning, they felt the same way."

– Robert Kosasky
Head of School 
St. Andrew's Episcopal School

D!Lab Guide Cover
D!Lab's Guide to Imagination and Design Thinking, a publication we designed.
D!Lab Guide Mindsight
Interior spread of the D!Lab Guide
D!Lab Guide Creativity Counts
Interior spread of the D!Lab Guide
Dlab Website
D!Lab Website. Created as a follow-up to the Guide.
Dlab Mural
Mural for school’s design laboratory (D!Lab)
Magnets we helped design for the D!Lab. Students and teachers use them in the classroom.
Design Thinking
Design thinking brochure unfolded to show interior pages
Design Thinking Cover
Brochure describing schools’ design thinking program and curriculum