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Serena Gruia

Charlottesville, United States

Designer (Graphic Design)

Member since June 27, 2008


  • The projects have been chosen. We are now accepting applications from Charlottesville, Virginia-area designers who would like to participate in the First Annual Design Marathon and donate 12 hours of professional expertise to meet the needs of the ten community organizations.

    Each individual designer must apply. Selected designers will be placed on the project they are best suited for. Project teams will not necessarily be made of of individuals from the same firm. If you are selected to be a designer your firm will be acknowledged as a sponsor of the event.

    The Selected NonProfits for 2008:

    • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network
    • Children, Youth and Family Services
    • Greene County Ruritans
    • Music Resource Center
    • Rivanna Conservation Society
    • Rockfish Sanctuary
    • Rockfish Valley Foundation
    • Service Dogs of Virginia
    • Shelter For Help In Emergency
    • Special Olympics of Virginia

    Visit the 2008 Design Marathon website to learn more:

    Alloy Workshop is an architecture, construction, and graphic design studio based in Charlottesville, Virginia. We started the Design Marathon ball rolling and hope it continues to gain momentum. Please help us get the word out!

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    On Friday October 10th, from 10am-10pm, teams of local professional designers will provide PRO-BONO DESIGN SERVICES to ten deserving Charlottesville area non-profit organizations. Each creative team will include two design professionals and one student pursuing a design-related degree. Projects may include branding, brochures, advertisements, schematic building or space renovation drawings, drawings for ADA compliance, or broader site planning.

    Applications will be considered from any Charlottesville area non-profits. For-profit, political or religious organizations will not be considered. Ten organizations will be chosen for the Design Marathon based on their needs, type of project, ability to follow through on the project, and positive impact the project will make in the community.

    The ten organizations that are chosen will be responsible for any advance work in preparation for the Design Marathon. This may include refining the goals for the project, writing copy, gathering photographs, information or drawings, or encouraging community members to participate.

    Organizations chosen to participate in the Design Marathon will be announced on September 1st. Participants will be asked to provide applicable materials by October 1st.

    Visit the Design Marathon website to learn more:


    Alloy Workshop is an architecture, construction, and graphic design studio based in Charlottesville, Virginia. We started the Design Marathon ball rolling and hope it continues to gain momentu...

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design