The Happy Post Project 

Social Experiment & Grassroots Movement 

Co-founder & Brand Director 

A self initiated social experiment, the Happy Post Project (HPP)  uses art and creative endeavors to spread happiness by empowering people with a simple question: What Makes You Happy. The experiment consisted of prompting people to reflect on what makes them happy and then asking them to write or draw that on a 3x3 post-it and share it with the world via the web and art installations. Within a period of 3 months the experiment had gone viral and we were hosting installations globally. 

The Happy Post Project has been featured at TEDx conferences, GOOD.com, and various news and radio stations. This social experiment has now transitioned into a non-profit organization called the Make it Happy Foundation. 

The reason why we started HPP: 

"Of the 40,000 - 60,000 thoughts we have each day, 80% of those thoughts are negative." Erica Oliver, Communication Coach, Business Consultant, and award-winning author

"The ratio of all the peer review studies made about negative emotional experiences and positive emotional experiences was in favor of the negative: 21/1."David Meyers, Research on Psycological Abstracts (1967-2000)

"People are more likely to talk about their negative experiences than they talk about their positive experiences." Dr. Daniel Gilbert, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University

"When people feel free to express their optimism and have opportunities for fun and happiness, they release endorphins, decrease stress hormones and are: better communicators, more patient, more creative, more productive, more emphatic & healthier."Erica Oliver, Communication Coach, Business Consultant, and award-winning author


The Happy Post Project was a joint effort between Co-founder Mario Chamorro, a team of dedicated Happy Post volunteers around the world and myself. My responsibilities as Co-founder and Branding director included concept development, process design, event coordination and brand development. 







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HPP's day view at TEDx in Dubai! It was followed by TEDx New Haven and TEDx Bogotá
  • HPP's day view at TEDx in Dubai! It was followed by TEDx New Haven and TEDx Bogotá
  • This easy to replicate process helped HPP go viral
  • USA, SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, EUROPE, AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST, ASIA
  • See more Happy Poster <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HappyPost">pictures here</a>
  • SOWA Boston HPP event featuring art installation by Marian Diogurdi and John Borchard
  • HPP for Japan event. Collecting messages of support for the victims of the Tsunami in Japan
  • HPP at Baruch University inspiring students in the Psychology Class to join the movement for positive change
  • HPP NYC Exhibit featuring local artists donating their talent to celebrate happiness
  • HPP for Japan Tokyo exhibit @ Ikebukuro Station featuring messages of support for the victims of the Tsunami
  • HPP featured in GOOD!
  • See HPP <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/myhappypost/videos">videos here</a>
  • Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos shares what makes him happy: "Una Colombia justa y en paz"
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