Design is Change – A Different Garden

I designed a poster series called A Different Garden for a local non-profit organization in Miami, Florida called Children’s Resources. Children’s Resources is a dedicated pre-school for children with special needs to help enhance their learning potential through educational and therapeutic programs. Their goal is to help kids learn at the pace that they need in order to grow into adults that can live to their fullest potential. I chose to help bring awareness to this organization because I have always been an advocate for specialized education. I learned that the Inclusion program is a type of learning method that has been explored in educational research that the school uses and sometimes is compared to nurturing a garden. I wanted the posters to emphasize the idea of being different seem positive and that even though the undeveloped plant may not be quite there, that they could eventually get to their full potential. I would love for the posters to exist not only in physical form but also online with the ever-changing digital age it could reach a larger audience at a faster rate. So if I can make any small difference in the community by delivering this message; that for me would be enough.

 

Campamento La Llanada’s Social Session Posters

I decided to work with the Social Session of Camp La Llanada. They collaborate as an organizational donation with the nonprofit organization Fe y Alegria. Their project inspires me and I know how magical it is to be a camper. I have been working as a counselor for the camp since 2014 and I enjoy every moment of spending time with children. Hence, I think it is amazing that the camp annually donates this experience to a group of children that would never have the opportunity otherwise.

After researching the topics, I expanded on and use in my posters the idea of a “perfect Christmas” and “an experience with nature in a loving environment.”  Moreover, I worked with illustrations contrasting the living conditions of these children in their everyday lives with the experience that the camp offers for them in the Social Session.

 

Poster 10 CMYK Print

FINAL