It Takes A Village

Date: July 6, 2017 Author: Tammy Kim Categories: Blog

I can attest to the fact that it takes a village to raise children. I will admit before I had children I thought “pfft I got this, I don’t need help to take care of MY children”. Well I can tell you 5.5 years (and 2 sons under the age of 6 later) I was wrong. Way wrong. Yes it can absolutely be done, but it is that much harder!  There were no classes offered in school to prepare me for this! That parenting class where we had to dress, care for and carry around a bag of flour did nothing to prepare me for the reality of raising 2 little  terrorists, I mean children.

The same can be said about a Donor Recognition System/Program. It takes a village. Once an organization has decided to move forward and approaches Presidential to design and execute the work it takes many hands to complete these types of projects. You have your lead designer, graphic artist, project manager, production support staff and finally your installation specialists /engineers. It is a collaborative effort on all fronts and although it may seem like there are too many cooks in the kitchen, it is precisely this group of individuals that help to synergistically bring the concept/illustration to life.  

Working collectively brings new and different perspectives as we all see the world through our own lens. It is our diversity that typically adds the “kiss” to the projects we have had the pleasure of working on.  In the end, what we have collectively created is far better than the image we held in our minds. So it is true that 4 eyes are better than 2 and 8 hands are better than 4, so it is no wonder why our portfolio is so elaborate. The sum truly is greater than the parts. And just as a parent needs help raising their children, an account manager too requires assistance in completing such intricate projects