Print Materials Design

Housing & Homelessness

By Jackie V.

Communications Director

Posted Jun 12, 2018

This project was


Jul 19, 2018

Matched with:

Catherine W.

This project will save us $3,607 , allowing us to focus on our other major goals that need to be completed internally, and help us expedite this project!

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

How This Will Help

We need a THANK YOU card that sets us apart from everyone else. We want this to be a card that is sophisticated and shows the joy of life after homelessness - something people will WANT to proudly hang on their wall at work or at home.

What We Have In Place

We currently have some rough ideas to start from, just ideas, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have photos to share with you so you can incorporate those and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

One of our departments dressed up in adult animal onesies for Halloween. It was a surprise and it was awesome!

  • 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

Skid Row Housing Trust (the Trust) provides permanent supportive housing so that people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction can lead safe, stable lives in wellness.

What We Do

The Trust develops affordable permanent supportive housing, providing on-site case management and support service to residents to help them exit homelessness by addressing their primary health, mental health, and other needs to stay stably housed and well.

Housing & Homelessness Community & Economic Development Health & Nutrition
Catherine is one of the most organized and communicative people I've worked with! If you don't know all the questions to ask, she will guide you. We seemed to be on the same page so it was extremely easy to work with her and she offered a plethora of options to chose from which made the process fun. Would absolutely work with Catherine again!
Jackie V.

Project Manager

Print Materials Design Project

I had a terrific experience working with Jackie! From our first interaction, she was extremely organized and had some really solid ideas for the design of the thank-you cards -- but she also welcomed my opinions and suggestions. She was super quick with feedback and answers to my questions, and the entire process was incredibly smooth. Skid Row Housing Trust does such meaningful work in their community, and I definitely look forward to collaborating with Jackie and her colleagues again. If you're considering working with SRHT, I'd encourage you to jump right in! Thank you so much, Jackie! :)
Catherine Wheeler
Catherine W.