Our Why

We believe that for Northwest Ohio to realize its potential for innovation and entrepreneurship, we must retain our young creatives by developing opportunities for them to experience meaningful work and make social connections.

We do this by finding opportunities for these young creatives to work with businesses and non-profit organizations to create, promote, and participate in events that demonstrate what is special about Northwest Ohio.

What we do is provide design services: social media design, event design, communication design, graphic design, web design, etc. All with a focus on telling our own story and the story of other organizations in Northwest Ohio.

Meet the Team

Michael Vanderpool


Michael Vanderpool teaches design at Northwest State Community College. He has been an entrepreneur and worked with two Northwest Ohio startups to launch successful products. He specializes in design thinking and communication.

Arielle Young


Arielle Young is the founder of Arielle Kahlia Designs. She is a recent graduate from Northwest State Community College and will be attending Huntington University in the fall. 

Her business is being launched from the Project Allura business incubator space with guidance from the regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Kim Eggebrecht


Kim Eggebrecht is a recent graduate from Northwest State Community College. She has experience in graphic design and event coordination. Her attention to detail and work ethic make her a valuable partner in Project Allura.

Ty Plassman


Ty Plassman is an artist and a designer. One of his major strengths is that he values the opinions of others regarding his work. He is conscientious about his art and balances well what it means to be an "artful designer".

Anna Thomas


Anna Thomas is a current student in the Design program at Northwest State Community College. 

Anna specializes in web design.

Bryce Conklin


Bryce Conklin is a current student in the Design program at Northwest State Community College.

Bryce specializes in Video Production, including After Effects / Motion Graphics.