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See how Catherine W. helped Somo on a Brochure Graphic Design project

Amelia P
Amelia P.
Executive Director
Catherine W
Catherine W.
Volunteer
Matched on
Jun 18, 2018
Saved
$4,212
Hours Given
30 Hours
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What did Somo need?

Catherine helped Somo express their key messages clearly and vibrantly with customized visual design details that complement the written content of their brochure.

Why is this project important?

Somo partners with entrepreneurs from low-income communities to build self-sustaining, high-impact businesses, providing them with the training, mentorship, capital and market access they need to succeed. To help our entrepreneurs access additional sales channels we do online deliveries throughout Nairobi (where our program is based). We are now looking to export our products to the US and Europe. In order to do this we need a product catalogue that illustrates the amazing businesses we work with, displaying both their products and the stories behind them.

This project will save us $4,212, allowing us to Invest in a new social impact startup.

Posted By
Amelia P
Amelia P.
Executive Director
Final Product
Visual Design Assets
Cause Areas
Community & Economic Development
Education
Environment
Somo
00100 Helsinki, Kenya

What did Catherine have to offer?

After a dozen years as a university graphic design instructor, I was ready for a change and am now pursuing freelance design work. I have a strong background in print design, photo manipulation and editing, custom branding and illustration, website design, and copywriting. I'm passionate about making a difference by volunteering my design talents for worthwhile causes, and I look forward to meeting the needs of your organization!

Skills
Graphic Design
Experience
  • Excellent graphic design skills
  • Proficiency with design software such as Adobe's Creative Cloud
  • Working knowledge of standard printing specifications
  • Portfolio design examples to share
Catherine W
Catherine W.
Volunteer
Sterling, CO, USA

What did they have to say?

Catherine is amazing to work with! Very committed to creating a great product and is extremely quick to turn around designs and always open to feedback. Would recommend anyone to work with her!

Amelia P

Amelia P.

Executive Director

This is the second design I've done for The Somo Project, and I can't wait to collaborate again! Amelia is always quick with feedback, is open to creative ideas, truly values the opinions of others, and is gracious ... she's professional but a lot of fun to work with! It's obvious how committed she is to her entrepreneurs, and it's simply a pleasure to be a part of such a fantastic organization. I'd encourage anyone to take advantage of the opportunity to work with The Somo Project. Thank you again, Amelia!!

Catherine W

Catherine W.

Volunteer

About Somo

SOMO is the root of a Swahili word meaning "lesson". We are called SOMO because we all have lessons to learn from each other. Visionary entrepreneurs exist in informal settlements around the world.

SOMO identifies, trains, funds, and mentors entrepreneurs looking to drive social change by building enterprises in their own low-income urban communities. We invest in social entrepreneurs and provide the training and tools to help them build enterprises that change their communities from within. By investing in the right people, we help break the cycle of poverty and help bring long-term stability to urban slum areas.
Fun Fact

Fun Fact

Somo enterprises all work out of a shared-co-working space. Our co-working space is always lively with our entrepreneurs collaborating on projects and discussing social issues and politics.

This is the 29th project posted by Somo.

Total Saved
$415,728

Check out Catherine's total impact

Catherine W has matched on 31 projects with 29 organizations so far!

Total Projects
31
Saved
$111,297
Time Given
735 hours
Member Since
February 2018
Skills Used
Graphic Design
Marketing
Causes Supported
Civil Rights

Community & Economic Development

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Catherine W
Catherine W.
Volunteer
Sterling, CO, USA

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