Project

Illustration

Education

THIS PROJECT IS

Canceled
This project will save us $3,750, allowing us to continue providing free programming open to the public that help bridge racial, political, & religious division. #ReviveCivility.

What We Need

  • The opportunity to brainstorm visual concepts with an artist
  • A high-resolution digital version of an illustration to be used across multiple channels (web, print, and/or merchandising)

Nice To Have

These visuals will ultimately be used for social media & our newsletter only. Our end goal is a set of 50 images all similar in style/aesthetic that can be used year-round in our FB Twitter & Instagram messaging. If you review our social media you'll notice that we have been playing around with "a look" but haven't nailed it yet. These images would be used to increase membership &/or our social media following. We have photos that the designer can use as a backdrop & create our aesthetic from there - in case that makes this project easier.

How This Will Help

Like every nonprofit storytelling is a critical part of our operation. We are membership-based & need our social media efforts to tell our story in a way that builds membership (or at least a social media following). We work towards building community through civility programming & over 90% of our events our free. We want people to value what we do (especially in such difficult times) & need help conveying that with "evergreen" imagery. If you check out our website you'll see that we are edgy & quirky. We believe in having fun.

What We Have In Place

We have multiple social media channels, BUT for this project we would be focusing on the local sites for FB, Twitter, & IG only. We have a Flickr account with years of photos in it - so graphics don't need to be created from scratch. We have been playing around trying to figure out what our "look" is but haven't nailed it. Which goes back to our need for our evergreen imagery we can rotate out. We don't want our social media to look scattered & want to have a modern/edgy look.

Fun Fact

Our organizational mascot is a flying pig We sincerely believe (with the current state of civil discord among people) we make pigs fly Our events are proven to positively impact how people view "the other side" & build community We don't take ourselves too seriously, but we do seriously care.

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

  • Prep: Distribution of prep materials
    • Volunteer Manager sends Professional existing branding or marketing materials
    • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with relevant background information on the Organization, mission, and core values
  • Milestone 1: Brainstorm
    • Professional and Volunteer Manager meet to discuss goals, target audience, and how the illustration will be utilized
    • Volunteer Manager and Professional align expectations for the initial drawings and agree upon a timeline
  • Milestone 2: Preliminary sketching
    • Professional drafts and presents three concepts for the Organization’s illustration
    • Volunteer Manager chooses a favorite concept and provides up to two rounds of feedback, which the Professional uses to refine the Illustration
  • Milestone 3: Presentation of deliverables
    • Professional delivers a final version of the Illustration in digital form
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience illustrating to meet client’s needs (please provide a portfolio or examples)
  • Experience using design software to create digital copies of illustrations
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Concept or initial idea for your Illustration
  • A completed Design Brief or ability to articulate the goal and vision for your Illustration

Our Mission

A nervy bunch of liberals & conservatives who believe that disagreement & dialogue make for a good conversation, a good country, & a good time.

What We Do

We work towards building hometown community across societal divides through civility programming. #ReviveCivility

Education
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Barby M.

Project: Illustration for The Village Square

Posted Mar 29, 2018

Hey! Hey! Hey! If you're a graphic designer interested in helping us create some year-round imagery for social media, check this project out! We have a Flickr account with TONS of photos, so images would not need to be created from scratch & we would work with you on defining our "look". We are a nonprofit committed to building bridges across divides - especially political division in today's world. Help us help others. Thanks for your time!

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