Rebranding a local nonprofit...
in 24 hours.

On May 2nd, Reno’s best designers, writers, and developers will work all day and night for one lucky nonprofit.

How does it work?

Step 1: Meet

Once we’ve sorted through all of the applications, we’ll meet with our selected nonprofit. We will use this time to establish our goals and develop our battle plan.

Step 2: Create

It’s go time. The team will meet at the Reno Collective at 8am on May 2. We will think, write, sketch, design, code, and apple + z until our fingers bleed. There will be plenty of coffee and Redbull to go around.

Step 3: Celebrate

Take some photos, give some high-fives, and sleep. Everyone returns home to their beds, and our nonprofit returns to their team to show off their new brand.

Why are we doing this?

 

Reno Wired was inspired by the annual event ZURBWired, a 24-hour design marathon hosted by the design marketing agency ZURB. Each year ZURB chooses one lucky nonprofit to receive their design and product services probono.

Marketing efforts for nonprofit organizations can often become stalled or put on the backburner. A 24-hour time frame jump-starts productivity and cuts through the red tape that can bog down a project. It also lets us provide our services for free.

Reno Wired was inspired by the annual event ZURBWired, a 24-hour design marathon hosted by the design marketing agency ZURB. Each year ZURB chooses one lucky nonprofit to receive their design and product services probono.

Marketing efforts for nonprofit organizations can often become stalled or put on the backburner. A 24-hour time frame jump-starts productivity and cuts through the red tape that can bog down a project. It also lets us provide our services for free.

Why Reno?

In 2013, we brought this event to Reno. With the help of Reno’s most talented designers, writers, and web developers, we rebranded the Committee to Aid Abused Women in only 24 hours.

Reno is teeming with passionate, generous, and talented people who want to make a difference. By taking these people, giving them a goal, and locking them up for 24 hours, we believe we can change the course of a nonprofit for years to come, and have a great time doing so.

Oh, and we love this place. So we contacted ZURB, asked if we could bring Wired to Reno, and they replied with a resounding, “Hell yes!” Then, we gathered some of Reno’s most talented designers, writers, and developers to help us rebrand a nonprofit in 24 hours.

Applications are now closed.

Application

You're just a little too late!.

Applications for Reno Wired 2014 are now closed.

Core Team

Kevin Jones

Battle-scarred agency
designer. Dragon slayer.
Art Director at KPS3.

Jenna Hubert

Screen printer and beer drinker. Paper enthusiast.
Designer at KPS3.

Julia Kruper

Loves coffee, writing,
and the oxford comma.
Account Manager at KPS3.

Kelly Wallis

Snowboarder, coffee drinker, problem solver.
Designer at Stan Can Design.

Amber Aiton

Happy camper. List maker. Vegetarian on Mondays.
Communications Manager at Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada.

Gwen Ewasko

Lover of Sriracha and beer. Katy Perry is my spirit animal.
Designer at KPS3.

Tyler St. Pierre

Design advocate & practitioner. President at AIGA Reno Tahoe.
Partner at Saint Pierre.

Megan Duggan

Meticulous strategist who is fueled by wine.
Strategy at Noble Studios.

Brittany Rubenau

Number cruncher, binge Netflixer, pro waffle-maker.
Media buyer at Glenn Group.

Carrie Busha

Skier, mom, lover of sunshine and all things coffee.
Account Manager at KPS3.

Steve James

Advocate of technology, cycling, and trucker hats.
Web designer at KPS3.

Christine Harcinske

Geek chick, web chick, car chick. Coffee snob.
Senior Creative at Noble Studios.

Bob Whitefield

No bio supplied.
Owner at Whitefield Group.

Rob Gaedtke

If it makes my stomach drop and mind rack, I'm in.
Creative director at KPS3.

Andy Muth

Code monkey, Settler of Catan, and Sim Citizen.
Developer at KPS3.

David Calvert

Visual storyteller. I play softball and like self-deprecating humor. Owner of Calvert Photograhy.

Mike Henderson

Blogger, skier, biker, dude wrangler. I also like Bacon. Owner of Arborglyph.

Nicole Rose Dion

Enjoys writing, blogging, and designing. Production Manager at The Abbi Agency.

Reno Type

Our awesome, local printer that does it all. They've been printing since type was made out of lead.

Reno Collective

Collaborative workspace for designers, creatives, freelancers, rocket scientists and startups.

Zurb

A close-knit team of product designers who help companies design better products.

Volunteers

I want to be with you in the trenches on May 2nd.

The Reno Wired team will need the help of skilled volunteers during this event. Until the nonprofit is selected, we can’t be sure exactly what kind of volunteers we will need, but we do know that we'll need some. By signing up to volunteer, you are committing to sticking with us for the full 24 hours, showing up on time, and helping out wherever you're needed.

Aside from being great fun, Reno Wired will be a great chance to meet new people and be part of something awesome. If you’re interested in volunteering, please send an email to Kevin with the information on the right.

Note: Due to the "too many cooks in the kitchen" philosophy, we limit our volunteers each year. We will make every attempt to include as many of you as possible, but please be aware that we're unable to accept everyone.

  • Occupation (students are welcome!)
  • Which team would you like to help? (design, content, code, moral support)
  • Why do you want to volunteer?
  • Three skills you can bring to the team.
  • Your best teamwork tactic.


I can't be there, but I'd still love to help.

Interested in helping but can’t be there? We’re looking for the donations below to help fuel great ideas and sleepy people. We’ll update the list as we receive donations. If you think of helpful that isn't on the list, please let us know! Email us if you’d like to help out by donating, or know someone who might.

  • Energy drinks!
  • Lots of Keurig K-Cups
  • 3 cases of bottled water
  • Breakfast for 20+ people (Friday)
  • Lunch for 20+ people (Friday)
  • Tea for the non-coffee drinkers
  • Dinner for 20+ people (Friday)
  • Breakfast for 20+ people (Saturday)
  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • xOne awesome, local printer willing to work fast to help our nonprofit
    Printing donated by the amazing Reno Type
  • A few cots and blankets
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