The Communications Network

Giving guests something to talk about

Events are about so much more than crab cakes. A well-crafted event engages guests in the story you need to tell. Each year, our friends at the Communications Network convene hundreds of leaders from some of the top philanthropies in the world to discuss how communications can lift social causes. These events are a big deal. Our client must make a meaningful impression on guests who’ve seen it all. It’s the type of challenge that gets our creative juices flowing!

We begin with a visual theme—e.g., Detroit Art Deco, Japanese Sun & Surf—using it as a base to craft eye-popping signage, objets d’art nametags, and other unexpected details. The results elicit gasps of delight (and high compliments) from discerning guests. More importantly, our designs inspire trust in the Communications Network and their message—that quality communication can make a world of difference.


Branded Events
Name Badges
Floor and Wall Decals
PowerPoint Templates
Website Design
Illustrations and Patterns

Great design makes an impression

“Every year, scores of these people come up to me and remark on how extraordinary the design is, how thoughtful and well crafted. J Sherman Studio makes such a strong impression—on people who can go anywhere and work with anyone.”
Sean G., The Communications Network
“Julie and her team have had a profound effect on the organization I lead, helping to shape our visual identity and convince influential individuals that we’re a legitimate, important institution that they could and should engage with.”
Sean G., The Communications Network


The Communications Network is peer-driven community of foundation and nonprofit communications professionals who share ideas, evidence, and lessons about how smart communications improve lives.

Choose common sense over Comic Sans.

Great design makes a difference. Let us show you how.