We often find that our client work involves events and businesses that we would want to interact with as customers, and we often do after having finished the design, illustration, or photography job. Which, we might add, means that we get to do some really cool stuff.
NC Rail-Trails is a Durham-based non-profit that funds reclaiming disused rail lines, so common in North Carolina due to old patterns of industry that have gone by the wayside, and transforming them into walking and bicycling paths. We’d met Carrie, the Executive Director, while shooting a wedding this summer, and we worked with her to create the image for their first annual fundraiser 5K.
The event, hosted this weekend at Fullsteam Brewery in the Central Park District of downtown Durham, was a blast. The weather was beautiful, and the race ran south through downtown to the head of the American Tobacco Trail, one of the flagship NC Rail-Trails paths. (Joel, having run cross country in high school, couldn’t resist running it and placed decently considering that hasn’t trained much recently!) More difficult to resist was celebrating afterward with a handful of local goodies: a half pint of the special edition Rail-Trails Ale from Fullsteam, a couple of slices from the Durham food truck Pie Pushers, and a couple of strawberries-and-cream popsicles from our perennial favorite Durham-based Locopops.
Here’s to Durham businesses and more local work!