I strongly believe in using my talents to help other people. This economy is rough! Many people/organizations have causes that can better this world but fail to launch because they can not afford a good designer. Image is everything in this new world of direct mailing and iPad screens. Graphic designers (especially freelance ones…like me) really want to help but they often struggle to decide whether to help others or feed themselves. I faced that dilemma recently and decided to come up with the
What is it?
Well it’s something I’m experimenting with. I want to do a FREE design project each month to help out a cause or person in need. (NOTE: I can only print a small run of the print collateral. Depending on the amount donated, I currently can’t afford to do large volume prints) The type of work I plan on doing are:
- Logo design (branding)
- Print collateral design
- Business cards
- T-shirt designs
- Digital Design
- Laptop and mobile background images
- Icon design
- Photo retouching
- Photography (If within the NC RTP region)
- 5 page informational html website (includes hosting for one year)
How will it work?
It will be pretty simple:
- You nominate someone (or yourself) below. FYI, the pool of nominees roll over, so they get several chances.
- I review, then choose one of the nominees and contact them.
- I work with them to get the best/effective designs imaginable.
- When done I post the results on the web.
- Rinse and repeat!
How you can help?
I can’t do this all alone. I need your help. There are a few things you can do to make this idea possible:
Spread the word:
Share this link to everyone you know. Below you’ll see a bunch of social network links you can use to share!
I would LOVE to do this full time and not have to worry about being paid to do my passion. But the reality is the hours spent doing free work takes away from paying customers. So a donation can help justify my drive to do good. I won’t have to feel like I’m stealing food from my family (after all I have a new baby on the way). Also it also allows me to offer more cool things to get these people/organizations exposed out there.
You can easily donate by clicking this Button:
Thanks A LOT you are AWESOME!
Do the same:
If you have a talent or just plain drive to do something, DO IT! Help people around you. We can’t wait on government or agencies to do things we can do ourselves. Let’s utilize the abilities we have to change the world!