Over the years I've had the opportunity, and privilege, to apply my design passion and creativity to some very wonderful, meaningful organizations and initiatives. The following are a few examples of voluteer work, including a project that goes waaaaay back to my sophomore year in college.
identity, design, art direction
Iron Street Urban Farm is the Chicago branch of Growing Power, a national nonprofit organization that supports struggling communities by opening urban farms that provide equal access to healthy, affordable food, as well as training and programs targeted to at-risk youth and community members. I was the senior designer on their EPIC rally, helping to create an identity, and communication materials.
StreetWise helps Chicago homeless men and women achieve personal stability, access social services and find employment. They're most recognizable assistance is through their Streetwise magazine, which provides a means of self-employment. DDB Chicago donated my services to design a logo for their 20th anniversary Gala.
In my sophomore year of college, I entered a contest to create an awareness campaign for a brand new community center, showcasing the variety of offerings in a fun, engaging way. This was my very first stab at art direction, and the resulting idea won out! I was able to enlist the NSCAD Photography Department, and community center staff, to produce the fun, cheeky campaign, which lived across digital, OOH and print collateral. Admittedly, not my best design work... but not bad for a sophomore.