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See how Mariel A. helped Akili Dada on a Print Materials Design project

Shea M
Shea M.
Resource Mobilization
Mariel A
Mariel A.
Volunteer
Matched on
Jun 13, 2014
Saved
$3,002
Hours Given
20 Hours
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What did Akili Dada need?

Mariel helped Akili Dada create customized visual design elements that complement written copy for printed communications and marketing materials.

Why is this project important?

The success of our organization depends on shifting disempowering narratives about African women. Without your help, we cannot amplify the true story of innovation and leadership. Your skills will empower us to build our organization and support more young African women.

This project will save us $3,002, allowing us to provide seed funding to 4 young women social entrepreneurs in East Africa.

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Shea M
Shea M.
Resource Mobilization
Final Product
Visual Design Assets
Cause Areas
Education
International Affairs
Akili Dada
San Francisco, California, USA

What did Mariel have to offer?

Hello! My name is Mariel and I have a insatiable passion for social justice and a love of graphic design.

I'd say that these two passions intermingled for the first time in 2007, when I embarked on an adventure as a Peace Corps Community Health Volunteer based out of Nicaragua. I was young, impressionable, but most importantly, with a stirring desire to be of service. During my professional background of working as a Communit...

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Hello! My name is Mariel and I have a insatiable passion for social justice and a love of graphic design.

I'd say that these two passions intermingled for the first time in 2007, when I embarked on an adventure as a Peace Corps Community Health Volunteer based out of Nicaragua. I was young, impressionable, but most importantly, with a stirring desire to be of service. During my professional background of working as a Community Health Peace Corps volunteer, I worked closely with women and youth of many backgrounds, cultures, ages, socio-economic statuses and abilities providing them sexual and reproductive health education. I also developed my design skills by creating print promotional materials, compiling health-related training manuals, presenting youths' voices in artwork, and working with a culturally and age-diverse audience.

Upon returning to the US, I continued to work in public health, and later as a Volunteer Program Manager at a rape crisis center. I gained insight into the importance of empathy and interpersonal communication from my work as a Volunteer Program Manager and Supportive Advocate at that job. While the bulk of my work was in direct service, I always sought opportunities to use visual mediums as an additional way to advocate for the people I served. At that job, my talents in graphic design translated into training manuals, community event promotional materials and social media campaigns.

My direct service work has informed my graphic design work over the years. I continue to seek out opportunities to use and cultivate my skills in graphic design by working with organizations that support important causes related to the empowerment of women and youth.


Skills
Graphic Design
Experience
  • Excellent graphic design skills
  • Proficiency with design software such as Adobe's creative suite
  • Working knowledge of standard printing specifications
Mariel A
Mariel A.
Volunteer
Portland, OR, USA

What did they have to say?

Thanks for the help, Mariel. Akili Dada is looking good!

Shea M

Shea M.

Resource Mobilization

About Akili Dada

Nurturing a generation of African women leaders.
Fun Fact

Fun Fact

Akili Dada is one big family. "Dadas (sisters)" are at the core, but the community spans from the SF bay area to Nairobi. Akili Dada exists to give young women a place to think differently and build their own path. An alumna just started the first programmer school in Nairobi!

This is the 1st project posted by Akili Dada.

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$17,378

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