Special projects

Campaign ASU 2020 horizontal logo

This custom presentation box houses a complete set of brochures highlighting “Campaign ASU 2020” unit case statements, big ideas and overviews. It is used by ASU Enterprise Partners and others to present information to prospective donors to Campaign ASU 2020.

Lori worked with Roswell Bookbinding to create this unique presentation box for ASU. This limited run was reordered due to the overwhelmingly positive response by leadership.

Campaign ASU 2020 presentation box
Campaign ASU 2020 Presentation Box drawers
Campaign ASU 2020 Presentation Box drawers open with file folder
Campaign ASU 2020 Presenation Box
Campaign ASU 2020 Presentation Box, drawers
Campaign ASU 2020 Presentation Box custom file folder
Campaign ASU 2020 Presentation Box

A pecan tree home-grown on the Tempe campus is transformed into handcrafted, limited-edition pecan tray gifts acknowledging ASU Foundation’s generous donors.

In spring 2014, ASU harvested wood from a pecan tree on the Tempe campus. Seeing that it was rich in color and texture, ASU art instructor Damon McIntyre had the wood milled into boards and air dried for two years at the School of Art wood studio—a superior method of drying wood that requires time and attention to detail. McIntyre then sculpted and engraved 250 trays with the ASU Charter.

Lori collaborated with artist Damon McIntyre to create this thoughtful, ASU-grown gift of gratitude for generous donors of the ASU Foundation. After Damon created several prototypes, Lori shared with colleagues before Damon produced 250 of these unique treasures. Donors have given so much to ASU, it was time to give them a bit of ASU, grown and crafted on the Tempe campu

ASU Foundation Thanksgiving Pecan Tray Donor Gift
ASU Foundation Pecan Tray Gift 2018
Thank you gift card for pecan tray, Lori Pasulka
ASU Old Main Thanksgiving Card by Jeff Jones
ASU Foundation Pecan Tray donor gift with accordion fold card
ASU Thanksgiving Card, Jeff Jones Illustration

This tray was accompanied by a z-folded inset card, seated in the base of the tray, then carefully nestled in a gift box with ASU gold and maroon crinkle paper. The gifts were sent with a Thanksgiving card, which was art directed by Lori and illustrated by Jeff Jones. The card featured ASU’s Old Main with a pecan branch in the foreground. That pecan branch was also added to the interior as well as the z-fold to tie in the pecan theme.

Damon McIntyre grew up in northeast Ohio where he spent his youth climbing trees and getting lost in the woods. He earned a degree in 3D imaging and animation and a Master of Fine Arts from ASU. McIntyre has held artist residencies in the U.S. and received numerous fellowships to practice his craft. His work has been published in books and magazines, and earned him a Niche Award from the publisher of American Craft magazine.