Axis Workshop is a concept proposal for a makerspace to be located in the old Valparaiso Technical Institute building in Indiana.
Before beginning this design, I was told that Valparaiso needed a "creative hub" for artists and professionals to gather, collaborate, and flourish. While exploring this concept of a hub, I came across the word axis, which is an imaginary line about which a body rotates. It also can be a pun on the word access. With this in mind, I designed Axis Workshop to represent a creative center that invites the local community in to experience it.
The A in Axis utilizes an open-ended triangle to represent this inviting creative center. The doubled lines of the triangle depict the relationship of a community within a community; the local circle of creatives, as well as the surrounding communities joining together and sharing knowledge. Turquoise blue was chosen as the spot color for this organization because it is calming, yet clean and representative of technology.