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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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

Design is Change Posters

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.

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My inspiration for this poster series was to influence our youth to make educated decisions and consider a future career in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art,and Math).

I worked together with The Galactic Youth Foundation to design impactful concepts using abstract outer space elements and collage techniques to create a sustainable call to action for kids. Each poster was created cutting out pieces I found in magazines and search engines by hand, photographed and then brought into the Adobe Suite for additional surreal magic.

As a citizen designer, I manifested my non-profit’s mission visually and metaphorically to strike curiosity in children, encouraging an open mind and diverse perspective goals. I powerfully believe it is crucial for our upcoming generation of leaders to be aware of their resources, to not fall into ignorance or mediocracy.

“Inspire today, Influence tomorrow”

jorgiephantom@gmail.com

 

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