The Ugly Truth About Play

What Happens When The ProjectEd Team Makes Ugly T-Shirts

In the fast-paced world of tech (and in our case, edtech), it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and adopt a “heads down” work culture. We work long, meticulous hours to ensure every word and pixel make up the best product possible. The ProjectEd team takes their work seriously, but when it comes to ourselves? Not so much. We love celebrating fun and building our team into a judgement-free space.

Earlier this week, we celebrated that by creating “Ugly” Holiday T-Shirts. Here’s a look at what each of our team members created on their canvas:

  Danielle Primiceri, Creative Director, creating our logo from scratch.

Danielle Primiceri, Creative Director, creating our logo from scratch.

  Eddie Pena, Art Director, attempting to make an “ugly” face. We think it looks like an homage to Picasso 😏

Eddie Pena, Art Director, attempting to make an “ugly” face. We think it looks like an homage to Picasso 😏

  The ProjectEd team is hard at work — it’s getting ugly out there!

The ProjectEd team is hard at work — it’s getting ugly out there!

  Kate Finnefrock, CEO, is already in the holiday spirit.

Kate Finnefrock, CEO, is already in the holiday spirit.

What did we take away from this? When you really push your boundaries and play, the possibilities are endless. As our favorite neighbor Mister Rogers once said, “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”

Oh, and it’s impossible for designers to make anything “ugly,” even when they try!