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.
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.
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.
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.
I chose to work with the non profit organization Urbanplay Fitness, I wanted to create a series of posters that would help encourage and promote a healthier lifestyle for children through eating healthy natural foods and engaging in outdoor playful activities.
For the non-profit poster series I chose to create posters for the Alzheimer’s Association. The association was founded in 1980 and is a voluntary organization that specializes in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. The disease progressively gets worse. I chose this organization because I believe that the mind and memory is one of the worst things a person can lose and I had a great grandfather who suffered from the disease.
The posters take the idea of “foggy memory” when someone cannot remember something by covering a recognizable image that represents an aspect in someone’s life with a cloudy effect. It would appear as though the image would eventually be overcome by the clouds leading to “forgotten”. The text is also written in a cloudy style so that it too appears to eventually disappear.
With these posters I hope that those who see them would connect to at least one and feel that they would not want to forget that aspect, leading to assisting the organization.
These are a series of posters I created for the non-profit organization Greenpeace. Greenpeace uses peaceful protest and creative communication to bring awareness to a wide range of environmental issues. For the first four posters, I used the metaphor of the broken heart to depict the damage being done to environments such as the Arctic, the atmosphere, the ocean, and the Amazon. The middle two posters are to inspire people to find out more about the issues being addressed in the posters, which are the act of taking a pledge to join a food movement for a healthier and environmentally-friendly lifestyle, and the critical condition of the bees and what that means to us as a species. The last four posters focus on plastic pollution prevention and celebrate the people that have made small changes in their lifestyle to reduce plastic waste by doing things like refusing plastic straws and bags, bringing your own metal cutlery, and using reusable water bottles, as well as show the people that haven’t made these changes that these changes are doable and will make a difference if we do it as a collective group. I do this by using a playful approach with a combination of puns or a play on words and colorful illustrations, which is a contrast from many of the plastic pollution posters out right now which are educational but make the viewer feel overwhelmed and helpless to the issue. These posters were made as part of the Design is Change project and were donated to Greenpeace.
I created a series of posters for the non profit organization Our Kids of Miami-Dade and Monroe. Their mission is to ensure that children that have been abused, abandoned and neglected are given safe, loving, nurturing and permanent homes. This organization focuses on providing children love, care and guidance towards a path of excellence and I believe in that vision. I believe that every at-risk child can excel in all aspects of their lives. One important aspect is their professional endeavors. I believe that youth today should be passionate about something, and run with whatever it is that they love and turn it into their careers.
These posters were created as part of the Design is Change project. I teamed up with a non-profit organization called “Dream in Green Miami”. Their work consists of partnering – up with schools within Miami-Dade County, and they create and develop educational workshops to educate children about the issue of climate change, and also encourage them to become more sustainable and adopt greener lifestyles by recycling, eating healthy, and exercising.
DESIGN IS CHANGE, GRAPHIC DESIGN III, GRA4818, ERIK SORIANO
For this semester I had the privilege of teaming up with the non-profit organization, “PETA,” also known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. My inspiration came when I was reading up on each animal through the PETA.org site and I realized I wanted to express these animals through these articles that have been written on them. PETA focuses on four areas in which animals are being harmed the most and brings awareness through education, investigations, special events, research, campaigns, and legislation.