Tag Archives: AXIS Dance Company


Pro bono work for AXIS Dance Company

One of the ways I support Oakland’s AXIS Dance Company as President of the Board of Directors is to provide pro bono design services from time to time. Designing pro bono work for AXIS is a satisfying way to use my professional skills to serve the community. Most years, I design a series of promotional pieces for […]

Awards, Guest Blog Posts and Speaking Engagements

Three Horizon Interactive Awards, WordPress vs Custom Website Design, and Best Practices for Social Media Marketing The past month has been a busy one, starting with a guest presentation on best practices for social media marketing for Placemaking Group president, Dennis Erokan’s PR class at Saint Mary’s College. @deirdrespencer at my class @stmarysca about Social […]

My work in the wild

Most of the time these days I work on web projects: designing new websites or working on their production, crafting blog posts and related graphics, and managing social networking sites for agency clients. But I do also often design printed marketing pieces for clients and it’s fun to see them out and about. Here’s a […]

AXIS Dance Company’s 25th Anniversary Home Season

This year marks the 25th anniversary of an arts organization that’s near to my heart, AXIS Dance Company. For a quarter century, AXIS has been an incredible asset to the local community — and far beyond. They provide engaging, inspirational educational programs on dance and collaboration and disability to local schools, outreach programs to community centers, independent […]

Ten Sweet Tweets

Ten Sweet Tweets — September

Here’s a round-up of the ten most popular Tweets of the month. September’s favorites (a big month for AXIS Dance Company!) include … Interview: why I joined the AXIS Dance Company Board http://deirdrespencer.com/2012/09/interview-why-i-joined-the-axis-dance-company-board/ … // Please RT! #dance#volunteering #arts @axisdanceco @AXISDanceCo at the @Yelp #BeerWalk in Jack London Square http://instagr.am/p/PVLl3fG5Cx/ via lwlies: A Rare Film Programme for Fritz Lang’s Metropolis http://tmblr.co/ZixY3wTWEut- Magazine cover design! From art nouveau+Vogue […]

Interview: why I joined the AXIS Dance Company Board

In 2008 I joined a Taproot Foundation team of marketing professionals to create a brochure for AXIS Dance Company. Little did I know then that it would be the start of a great working relationship, both as a volunteer donating my time and skills to help with various marketing campaigns, and later, as a board […]

AXIS Dance Company in “Full of Words”

This is why I got drawn into volunteering for AXIS Dance Company, and they just get better and better. This weekend’s performances of “Full of Words” (I saw the one reviewed here and this afternoon’s) were quite riveting and beautiful. Here are some video excerpts from the performance. Choreography by Marc Brew / Original Score: […]

AXIS Dance Company’s 2011 Home Season

As a designer, it’s always a real pleasure to be asked to help an organization you really care about promote its work. I’ve served on the executive board for AXIS Dance Company for the past year, and originally learned about them a few years ago when I was the graphic designer on a Taproot Foundation […]