With over a decade of successfully creating and producing events at ESPN and the Whitewater Center, it’s clear to me that humans crave and thrive on experiences. We all appreciate being part of something new, exciting, and engaging. Our experiences help develop and mold who we are. Human Powered Movement just hosted our first in-person event lovingly named Rocky River Shiver, and I know I’m not the only one that is still bursting with stoke.
I’m not quite sure how to explain it. A seemingly simple and unassuming moment has been trapped in my mind over the last 24 hours. Maybe I’m losing it, which is likely true, but there might be more to it.
Maybe it’s the way I was brought up. Born and raised in Montoursville, PA (pop. 4000), I was surrounded by lazy creeks, rolling ridgelines, hemlock riddled state game lands and what was assuredly a greater deer population than people. Maybe it’s because I’ve journeyed through 38-years of personal and professional paths that consistently intersect with environmental influences.
Whatever the reasons, I have a soft spot in my heart for our natural world. I appreciate it, respect it, and love it. I want to raise awareness of it’s importance so that others can enjoy it for years to come.
Bold. Minimal. Direct. These are three foundational words used to launch the creative process of the eventual Human Powered Movement logo.
Happily, I am both a right and left brained person. I enjoy pouring over spreadsheets and digesting data to let numbers drive decisions (I track most of the Human Powered Movement challenges manually by the way). In other cases, I throw data out the window and let my gut feeling take the steering wheel. This is how I approached the HPM logo.
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Adam Bratton is the Founder and Head Enabler at Human Powered Movement.
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