Paper Machine

New Orleans is a special place, it grew on me quickly. This project is perhaps the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in my career. It began with a simple question, “how can we impact a community using funds from a corporate giant like RJ Reynolds?” In a classic Robin Hood spin, we used these funds to create an incredible art community center deep in the heart of the Lower Ninth Ward. The community center is fueled by the city’s history in print and strong art scene, which in turn provides an outlet of creative expression for the youth, and an opportunity to make money for local artists.