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Purpose: The purpose of the design competition is to create a unique custom T-shirt design that will be purchased by Jones Lang LaSalle employees as part of their earth day initiative. Net Proceeds of the t-shirt sales will benefit the Parsons School of Design, Empowerhouse and Habitat for Humanity.

Goal: To raise $25,000 in support of the Parsons School of Design Empower House.

Award: $1,000 will go to the student whose t-shirt design is selected

T-Shirt Design Guidelines:
– The t-shirt should stress concepts associated with Earth Day but should also be general enough that it could be worn year round.
– The only required element in the t-shirt is the JLL Logo which has been included in this email as a pdf attachment. You can open this in Illustrator and grab it from there. Pay careful attention to the guidelines for using the logo. Other logos that could also be included but are not required include, Habitat for Humanity, Washington Region, Parsons The New School for Design, and Stevens Institute of Technology.
– If using multiple logos, please minimize them.
– Include the year 2011 in the design. Make the message generic enough that it can be used throughout the year.
– Word concepts could include: reduce carbon footprint, solar power, passive house, super insulated, day light, clean air, zero water runoff, food roof top gardening, organic produce.
– T-shirts with front and back designs are preferred.
– Be aware that images from internet searches are not a good idea for reasons of resolution and copyright. The artwork should be your own.

Submittal Requirements:
Create an adobe PDF from either photoshop or illustrator. Any raster graphics should be handled at 150 dpi. Make your document 18″ x 24″ and use this space to show both front and back designs. Do not send .AI files or .PSD files. Please name your files according to the following convention:

-Upload your completed file to the public folder on my idisk. Here is the link:
-You will be prompted for a password. The password is: Parsons
-Once in, there is an upward facing arrow in the top middle of the screen. Click that to upload your file.

Deadline for Submissions is Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 11:00 pm. Award selection will be made March 11th by a Jones Lang LaSalle selection committee.

Final T-Shirt design will be distributed to all Jones Lang LaSalle employees to wear on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.

Jones Lang LaSalle Overview: JJones Lang LaSalle Overview: Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate with 40,000 worldwide employees, including 12,000 in North America. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2010 global revenue of more than $2.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices. For further information, please visit our website,

JLL’s commitment to sustainability: “We are committed to being the real estate industry leader in environmental sustainability and energy management, both for our clients and ourselves. Our capabilities give us the opportunity to drive change that minimizes the impact of commercial real estate on the environment.”- From JLL website June 2011

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