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.
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 have been passionate about birds since my very first cockatiel, Sandy. She was only 7 years old when she passed away and I felt responsible because of my ignorance when it came to her care. I have made it my life long goal to care for these amazing animals and currently own 2 cockatiels that are around 14 years old. It may seem like a long time but they are only half way through their estimated lifespan. When people purchase birds, a lot of them don’t realize how long birds live for. Where do these birds end up when they are unwanted or when they can’t be cared for? Some end up outside and will end up dying as a result of people’s ignorance but most will end up in sanctuaries and non-profit adopt shelters. The only difference is that these places are unknown because of lack of advertisements or publicity. The Humane Society is the most common adoption shelter known but they do not have bird adoptions. I believe that these shelters need a voice to spread the word that birds are available for adoption or that you can surrender your birds to a safe environment so that they live out their long lives. My poster will emphasize on how long these birds truly live, where they can be surrendered, where they can be adopted, nutrition, and promote the organization itself to encourage people to visit them.
For My Design is Change Project I decided to use Island Dolphin Care as my nonprofit organization. Island Dolphin Care Works with Marine animals, specifically dolphins, to provide special therapeutic programs for children and adults as well as their families. Within the program, the animals and humans also learn to respect and learn about each other in educational and inspirational ways.
My posters represent love and bondage between the dolphins and children, as well as the relationships that form in the programs, helping them reach their desired goals.
The main mission was to empower, guide, and support youth and families to become strong advocates for their needs and wellbeing. The vision was to help build healthy communities through a youth and family driven approach by connecting them to resources and services to succeed in school, at home, and life. Through out the poster i went with a positive attitude and draw attention to the help they can provide.
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.
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.
My name is Stephen Ellis and I have partnered up with The Health Foundation of South Florida to create conceptual posters to keep the community aware about the sole health of our region. When designing the posters, I wanted to highlight areas of South Florida with an action to get adults and children intrigued with my unique designs and style. The purpose of this video is to bring awareness to health in South Florida and how you can change the community you live in with design. The world around us has shown me all the amazing opportunities there are and how designers just like you and I can solve problems in our community and have a positive reaction come from it.
Hello, my name is Stephen Ellis and I have partnered up with The Health Foundation of South Florida to create 10 conceptual posters to keep the community aware about the sole health of our region. When designing the posters, I wanted to highlight areas of South Florida with an action to get adults and children intrigued with my unique designs and style. I also wanted to use the Health Foundation’s priority areas that they focus on when getting grants. Going for a more bubbly, cartoonish, and playful style with the posters helped focus on the target audience. Overall, I wanted to highlight how you can be active, healthy, and overall be happier in your life and in community and to draw attention to this awareness.