Design Is Change – CDS

Children’s Disaster Services is the non-profit organization I decided to create my ten posters on. CDS help respond to traumatized children across the nation after natural disasters. They provide children with individualized attention, encourage them to express themselves, thereby starting a healing process to full recovery.

To start off, I knew I wanted to work with an organization that related themselves to assisting children. I began with a couple of sketches and the majority of them were too straight forward in my opinion, I wanted something with a deeper meaning and would make my audience think a bit more. My organization is always there to provide to these children, then began the creation of the large metal pot as a symbol of “giving”.

In these posters, I have illustrated what CDS provides to these children inside of a large metal pot, often used to feed hundreds after natural disasters.

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Saving Sage Animal Rescue Foundation is the non-profit organization I decided to do my posters on. They help give home to dogs, cats, and various other small animals. They also have fostering, volunteering, and educational programs to raise awareness and help the animals.

I decided to base my posters on old propaganda posters as well as Bauhaus inspired artwork. I did so because those old posters were usually bold and straight to the point, so that anyone could understand the concept easily. Since these would appeal to the general audience, I did not want to put too much concept on them so I made them very bold and with a single word that dealt with adopting, fostering, and educating.

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Music4All is a non-profit organization that focus on hands on training of everything music to children with and without disabilities as well as adults. The founder, Britael Benitez is a Dj that wanted to give his time and music experience to people of all ages. This organization aims to help children and adults get motivated, cope with challenges, helps them to bond and develop positive attitudes.

I worked together with Music4All to design impactful concepts using colors and shapes to create a sustainable solution. Each poster was created by using the different equipment used by DJs. The bright colors were inspired by the neon color lights that DJ’s use to give an exciting environment for its audience. I believe that the bright colors and faces will capture the eye of my audience. My goal is to bring awareness to this organization even just by a little with these posters. These posters were made as part of the Design is Change project and were donated to the organization, Music4All.

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Link to youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0ancPazmws

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 by Barbie Clervil

Branches United Methodist Is the nonprofit organization I selected for this poster campaign series. The reason I chose them is simply because they are more than an organization. THE reason I state that their more than an organization is due to the fact that they see each other as a second family. Branches United Methodist is an institution that works with youth and adults to assist them in their lives and guide them hand in hand.MY poster series was created to embody the Code and mentality of the staff at Branches. Which is to go, and lend a helping hand, whether it be for the community or a member of the congregation. The reason I chose to use hands for the main visuals was due to the fact that Branches takes it to the next step. Instead of an organization building itself up. The people of Branches band together as a collective to build the world around. Which demonstrated to me personally that this was an institution that I could see myself being apart off. 

All in all Branches is program is structured in a three tier set up. In which the grow programs help enrich and build students that fall in to the Grades of Kindergarten through 5th grade. While the Climb Program is structured for middle school and high school students. Finally the achieve program which helps with managing finances and prepping you to battle the real world. 

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My Angel with Paws: non-profit organization

I worked with the non-profit organization called My Angel with Paws to create a series of 10 posters to bring awareness. They are an 100% volunteer based organization located in Deland, FL who are committed to expanding public understanding and knowledge of the needs of children and adults with disabilities through the rescuing, breeding, training, placement and continuing education of service dogs in the state of Florida. One of their main goals while training these dogs is to help people with disabilities live fuller, more independent lives.

I knew that I wanted to work with an organization that either dealt with dogs or people with disabilities and this was the perfect blend of both. I myself have three dogs and they bring an incredible amount of joy to my life, so I can imagine what an impact they have on someone with a disability.

The concept I went with of these really large dogs is to emphasize the importance that the dogs have on children and adults with disabilities. I wanted them to be bright and positive and for there to be something that stands out to catch someone’s attention and encourage them to come closer and read the text that provides some educational feedback on the type of service these dogs provide.

For more information: myangelwithpaws.org

LINK TO VIDEO: https://youtu.be/mUu3Gdblz_w 

Natalie Leizan

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Abstract: My organization was Operation Paw. This organization helps stray cats across the community by capturing, spaying, and releasing. They want to inform the community and ultimately become a no-kill community. I really connected with this organization because my cat was a stray I took in as well, she ended up having kittens instantly but afterwards we were able to get her fixed with the help of a shelter. It is really important to inform people about these issues, this way the amount of homeless animals would decrease and they would be taken care of much better. My concept for the project was to depict the cats as secret agents. This idea was a play off the company’s name, and how it reminded me of going on a secret mission. I wanted to bring out the cats personalities and have a funny twist to it as well.

Video: https://youtu.be/LnQJaMlty3g

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