I don’t even know who still follows me from my old posting-about-UX days (which have stopped because, tbh, I’ve fallen slightly out of love with it and have focused on other creative projects which are still Super Secret but will eventually be posted here), BUT I wanted to put this out to everyone who still out there in the great beyond.
I’ve already worked with a few organizations doing this and as I continue to work with more, I’ll post the work I do for them along with a blurb of who they are and what they do.
There’s a lot of fantastic organizations out there doing really passionate, fantastic work to push this country to do and be better, and not all of them can afford a professional designer. I get that. So that’s why I’m doing this, because this is something I can do, a skill I can offer that’s high in demand in social activist communities.
That said, I don’t want to take the spaces that would be filled by professional designers, like big advertising or awareness campaigns, so that’s why I’m limiting the time-per-organization to 3-4 hours. So small projects, the kinds of projects that come up when a small org is like “dammit if only we had a slick t-shirt design for this, we could really rally people!” That’s when you get in touch with me.
Spread it around folks! Keep it in mind! I work nationally.
From their webpage:
The Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (PCHRP) is an organizing committee of immigrant youth, students, professionals, workers and allies working together in solidarity to advance in the national democratic movement in the Philippines, in the United States through education, leadership development and political action.
In Portland, PCHRP serves as an outlet for local, national, and international action alerts, media updates, and general information related to human rights violations against Filipinos in the Philippines and U.S. PCHRP organizers lead political education discussions, films, guest speakers, panels, and vigils in response to bring attention to the worsening conditions of Filipinos in Portland, the U.S. and in the Philippines.
A great friend of mine (whose activism I’m in rather awe of/inspired by) works with this group out of Portland, OR and asked me if I’d be open to doing a t-shirt design for them even before I put out the call last week. I gave him a “uuuuhYES” and we got started, settling quickly on a design that integrated traditional textile designs from both cultures.
About the shirt sale proceeds: These sets will be scheduled to be picked up or delivered by December 20. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit our SAVE OUR SCHOOLS campaign, we are hoping to raise enough money to build a school for 30 indigenous students in Mindanao, Philippines.