Pro bono design for Restaurants on Mission

On our way out of Fundacion Ciudad Refugio, in Medellin, we volunteered with Restaurants on Mission, a foundation that aims to provide a step towards a better life for people completing reformation and reintegration programs, through nonprofit restaurants.

We art directed and designed, a new identity, motion graphics, and various assets to help them mobilize a campaign to build their first restaurant in Medellin.

We created a series of short animations to introduce the new brand and promote a crowdfunding campaign.

2. Logo

The mission of Restaurants on Mission is to rethink business, revive hope, and restore community through restaurants, hence “RE”.

Based on the concept that RE serves as a first step back into society—offering an opportunity to develop practical skills in an industry where it is possible to advance without a formal education, for a people who otherwise have limited opportunities—we developed a symbol that conceptually rises up (illustrating that first step, and the countless possibilities that may follow).

jamus and adriana restaurants on mission re seal logo

Symbol

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Horizontal lockup

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Seal

3. Pattern

Several patterns were created to broaden the scope of the brand inspired by the core concept, which is to step up or rise up bettering one’s life, and that of the community.

Including two “step-up patterns” as well as floral patterns derived from Medellin’s famous flower festival.

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Step-up Pattern 1a

jamusandadriana restaurants on mission re step up pattern white on black

Step-up Pattern 1b

jamusandadriana restaurants on mission re pattern black and white

Step-up Pattern 2a

jamusandadriana restaurants on mission re pattern white and black

Step-up Pattern 2b

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Floral Pattern 1

jamusandadriana restaurants on mission re floral pattern

Floral Pattern 2

4. Web

jamusandadriana restaurants on mission re website

5. Stationary

Business cards silk screen printed on natural recycled paper stock.

jamusandadriana restaurants on mission re businesscard

6. Retail items

Jewelry and apparel were designed as giftable items for those who donate towards Restaurants On Mission through their crowdfunding campaign and sold separately as an additional source of funding for their first restaurant (which is currently in the making).

restaurants on mission re jewelry collection
restaurants on mission re jewelry collection
jamusandadriana restaurants on mission re alternate logo retail womens t-shirt

Five years of marriage celebrated in San Andres. :)

This year we celebrated our 5th year anniversary! We had such a wonderful time in San Andrés, a beautiful Colombian island in the Caribbean sea, with dreamy beaches and dreamy beach water!

We have traveled a lot, but this was truly a vacation. It was hard to leave as this island left an impression on our hearts!

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1. Lodging

A special thanks to our friend (you know who you are) and his family for letting us stay in their beautiful home and church making this whole experience possible for us!

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation church lodging

Our room.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel to Colombia San Andres Caribbean Island vacation bed

Our bed.

2. Transportation

You can rent a scooter…we took the bus.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation bus transaction

The driver.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation on the bus

Adriana.

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The locals.

3. La Playa

One of the beautiful beaches in San Andres.

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Adriana enjoying the perfect water.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation on the beach

Jamus hiding from the sun under a palm tree.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation street dog on the beach

A San Andres street dog hanging out at the beach.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation

A lovely couple. ;)

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation fisherman on boat

A fisherman fishing.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation fish graffiti wall

Street graffiti.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation street dog

A new friend.

4. La Playa 2

The beach where we spent most of our time. Only a short walk from where we were staying.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation beach lounging

Adriana lounging.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation beach palm trees

Her palm tree view.

5. An Excursion

A day trip island hopping in el mar de 7 colores (the seven color sea).

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation excursion

The boat.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation clear blue waters

Johnny Cay Island.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation boat captain

The captain.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation tour boats on shore

The shore.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation old man on the beach

Some guy.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation sea life

Little fish.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation eel

Some kind of eel.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation clear blue waters

The beautiful water.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation beautiful blue sea

Adriana and the beautiful water.

6. A view from the church tower

From the tower of the La Iglesia Bautista La Loma there is a view of nearly the entire island of San Andres.

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La Iglesia Bautista La Loma

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation church tower

Adriana in the tower.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation church tower

The view.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation looking out of the window

Another view.

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Street view.

7. Cliff Diving

El Salto de Morgan (Morgan’s Jump) is a small bay with a rock formation about 5 meters high.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation cliff diving board view

The diving board off of a cliff into the abyss.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation snorkeling

Adriana snorkelling in the abyss.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation cliff diving board

Jamus considering a head first dive.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation view from diving board on cliff

It’s further down than it looks.

jamus and adriana anniversary travel colombia san andres caribbean island vacation diving off of cliff diving board

After jumping feet first until the fear of the fall departed, Jamus took a dive (and lived to tell about it).

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