Print Materials Design


This project was


Jun 20, 2018

Matched with:

Emily A.

This project will save us $3,607 , allowing us to Take three classrooms on field trips to the river!

What We Need

  • Designs for a pre-determined number of marketing or communications materials (examples: one-pager/fact sheets, case studies, fundraising collateral, event invitations, annual reports, and pamphlets)
  • Templates with accurate, print-ready specifications
  • Note: This project does not include printing

Nice To Have

Report-like graphic design for fundraising case statement.

How This Will Help

In the coming year, Coastal Watershed Council seeks to expand our programs and to do so, we need increased funding. We have the text of our case statement drafted and we're now looking to create a sleek, easy to review design to share with funders throughout the year. When this project succeeds, the San Lorenzo River is cleaner, our community is more engaged and students are prepared for the environmental challenges ahead!

What We Have In Place

We currently have draft text which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have example graphic materials and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

At the Coastal Watershed Council, we believe in people and planet thriving together!

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides the Professional with a budget for print materials, finalized copy, high-resolution logo, and any visual branding guidelines to be utilized
  • Volunteer Manager also provides images for desired deliverables (if applicable), examples of existing marketing materials and links to online presence (website and social media)
  • Volunteer Manager shares Brand Messaging guidelines (if applicable)
Milestone 1: Preliminary Concepts
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager discuss how print materials will be utilized, target audience, and style preferences
  • Professional develops preliminary sketches, and garners feedback from Volunteer Manager
Milestone 2: Graphic Creation
  • Professional drafts print materials, and incorporates any feedback into the final product
Milestone 3: Final Draft
  • Professional delivers the final versions in the desired electronic format
  • Professional provides guidance on printing specifications (colors, size, etc.)
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Excellent graphic design skills
  • Proficiency with design software such as Adobe's creative suite
  • Working knowledge of standard printing specifications
  • Portfolio examples you can share
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Finalized copy to include in the materials
  • A high-resolution logo and branding guidelines
  • Budget to produce printed materials

Our Mission

The mission of the Coastal Watershed Council is to protect and preserve coastal watersheds through community stewardship, education and monitoring.

  • City: Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Staff Size: 3-6
  • Org age : 10-25 Years
Emily is incredible! She designs really clean, easy to read documents that contain a ton of information. That's a really hard tightrope to walk, but Emily's graphic design experience makes the experience easy working with her as your designer. We can't thank Emily enough for helping to create the Coastal Watershed Council's first ever case statement and we'll owe many fundraising successes to Emily in the year ahead!
Laurie Egan
Laurie E.

Project Manager

Print Materials Design Project

This was my first Catchafire project, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Working with Laurie was awesome. Not only did Laurie and her team give constructive and straightforward feedback throughout the project, they were also positive and open to exploring new and different design concepts. I'm so thankful for Coastal Watershed Council for trusting me with such an impactful project—and can't wait to watch them grow and fundraise in the months to come!
Emily Andrews
Emily A.