But For Ohio State

But for Ohio State is the comprehensive campaign spearheaded by the Office of Advancement at The Ohio State University, whose goal is to raise 2.5 billion dollars by 2016. When the campaign kicked off on October 4, 2012, the amount pledged and collected to date was 1.3 billion dollars. But first, let us return to June of 2012, when Bartha was given the opportunity to produce the campaign kickoff as well as the additional six… Read more »


Illumination and Tradition

On the night before Spring Commencement at The Ohio State University, the traditional candlelight ceremony was held in front of the Thompson Library. This is a very special evening established years ago for students to celebrate and reflect on their accomplishments at OSU. The class of 2013 was the second-largest graduating class in Ohio State history with 10,143 Buckeyes. Bartha teamed with the University to bathe the east façade of the Library in bright scarlet… Read more »


Creativity and Collaboration

In early 2011, Bartha began a collaborative partnership with The Ohio State University producing a number of spectacular events in support of the University and various scholarship funds; each has created unique, powerful experiences. The first was the Jessie Owens Tribute. Bartha designed a main stage with a 15’ by 85’ widescreen serving as a dynamic backdrop for the evening. Bartha’s design team created custom graphics to support each segment of the program… Read more »


Ohio State Freshman Welcome

To welcome students to Columbus, the opening video module included well known OSU Alumni including members of the band O.A.R., Jeni Britton Bauer, Eddie George, Chris Speilman, Tami and Claire Longaberger, Stephanie Hightower and Clark Kellogg. Each introduced themselves as ‘once OSU freshman’ and added a personal message. To whet the appetite of students and motivate them to explore the city through their taste buds, Bartha shot and edited a delicious video on Columbus’ food… Read more »


The Jesse Owens 75th Anniversary Gala

To bring Jesse’s story to life and support OSU’s fund raising goals of this event, Bartha completely transformed the Ohio Union ballroom into an elegant gala setting. Everything from the linens, to the flowers, to the content for the screen graphics were designed or created by Bartha. Because we had our hand in every facet of this project, everything was extremely cohesive and well thought out. Innovation was at the forefront of the execution of… Read more »