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05
Oct
2008

Myriad Interactive Helps Local Charity Raise Over $50,000 to Help Refugees in Phoenix, AZ

| Posted by Nate Allen on October 5th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Welcome to America Project - Prom 2009 FlyerOctober 5, 2008 - Scottsdale, AZ: Myriad Interactive, a Scottsdale-based creative firm specializing in graphic design, multimedia presentations, web development, and online marketing, has donated its time and talent for a third straight year to help well known homegrown non-profit The Welcome to America Project (WTAP) attract sponsors and guests to its annual fundraising event, The Prom.  Since late 2006, Myriad’s Creative Director Nate Allen has donated his team’s services to produce a brand identity, logo and printed collateral for the event which attracts over 200 party-goers to Scottsdale each spring, for a retro night of  dressing up and dancing to 70s and 80s music to raise money for refugees living in Arizona.

“Prom is a light-hearted event for a serious cause.  We needed an eye-catching logo with a retro feel, and invitations and promotional flyers that would stop people in their tracks – online and off,” says Sue Michalowski, Development Director for WTAP.  “I’d worked with Myriad before and knew they had that special combination of technical know-how and sheer hipness that would deliver just what we needed.”

Myriad’s invites for WTAP’s Prom have circulated throughout Phoenix both on paper and via the internet.  For the over 1,000 WTAP supporters and volunteers, the Prom logo has become a recognizable icon for an original, musically charged and emotionally moving night.  Since its launch in 2007, The WTAP Prom has raised over $50,000 to pay for furnishing the homes of refugeees newly arrived in Phoenix from war-torn countries worldwide. “For about $200 WTAP can cover our costs to furnish one apartment for a refugee family of four,” says Michalowski.  “Thanks in part to Myriad’s pro bono creative help, we’ve covered those costs for over 200 refugee families in the last few years!”

“We are happy to help, especially an original local cause doing hands-on work right here in Phoenix,” says Nate Allen, founder and Creative Director of Myriad. “We specialize in web and multimedia projects, so this gives us a great chance to let loose and get back to our roots – designing brand identity and designing for print.  Knowing that we’ve contributed to the comfort of refugee families starting new lives in Phoenix is the bonus on top.”

About Myriad Interactive
Myriad Interactive is a new media agency specializing in integrated marketing solutions. The firm offers a complete suite of creative services including graphic design, animation, 3D, copy-writing, custom audio and digital video.  Located in Scottsdale, AZ, Myriad focuses on providing its services to the business communities of Arizona and the Southwest.  With a successful blend of marketing strategy, creative talent and technical expertise Myriad has served clients in the region for over five years.

About The Welcome to America Project
The Welcome to America Project, a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 2001, helps newly resettled refugees transform their bare apartments in Phoenix into comfortable, warm homes.  This volunteer group collects high quality furniture and household items from donors throughout the Phoenix area, and delivers them free of charge, every Saturday to refugee families arriving from Africa, the Middle East, and other war-torn regions.  Since November of 2001, WTAP has delivered home furnishings and necessities to over 500 refugee families, raised over $550,000 of in-kind donations, and logged thousands of volunteer hours.  The organization has won numerous awards and accolades for its grassroots, volunteer organization and work.

For more information, please contact: Sue Michalowski, sue.michalowski@wtap.org or visit www.wtap.org.

01
Oct
2003

Introducing Myriad Interactive, LLC.

| Posted by Peter Schultheiss on October 1st, 2003 at 12:24 pm

Myriad Interactive llc.October 1, 2003 - Scottsdale, AZ: Myriad Interactive, LLC., a new media agency specializing in web development and interactive communications, would like to introduce itself to the business communities of Arizona.

Drawn to the region's natural beauty and tremendous growth potential, Nate Allen and Peter Schultheiss decided to start their new business in Phoenix. While new to the area, the duo has worked together for over four years producing a number of award winning projects for a leading interactive agency in Denver, CO. Today, the Myriad team is comprised of several highly-skilled professionals who together possess a range of multi-disciplinary talents including graphic design, programming, animation, 3D, copy writing, custom audio and digital video.

"In today's business world, a company's website and digital presentations often dictates how a customer perceives the value of that company." said Schultheiss, who has been developing web and multimedia applications for over five years. "A successful website should not only be visually appealing, but should be able to convey information in a simple and effective manner without compromising speed or usability." Strict adherence to this philosophy will leave Myriad poised to become one of the premier new media agencies in the valley.

Myriad's services include web development, corporate identity and branding strategy, online marketing and lead management, search engine optimization, and multimedia development with Macromedia Flash and Director.

Allen comments, "We have worked with a number of different companies across a wide range of industries. Businesses rely on us to apply our expertise to their objectives, helping them to define goals, develop ideas and discover opportunities. Since the success of our business depends on the satisfaction of our clients, it is our mission to meet and exceed their every expectation."

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