Do you understand how to make an impact and deliver a message through graphic design? Do you have a passion for connecting people and building community through a common purpose? Are you passionate about reducing barriers to food and delivering an avenue for people to resource food on a hyper local level by way of neighbors supporting neighbors? If so, The Little Free Pantries Project may be right for you!
The Little Free Pantries Project is looking for a graphic designer to capture the interest of our social media followers, volunteers and donors through engaging visual ideas. This role involves creating graphics for web, social media, email campaigns and print. Grow your design skills by showcasing your knowledge of modern design trends and helping a start-up non-profit create its "Brand". We are an all volunteer, grassroots driven organization
Work with a team of people to discuss project details and objectives
Design key visuals to promote events, volunteer recruitment and direct social media messaging
Work alongside others to develop a "Brand" and communicate it through graphics
Be open to the iterative process and engaging in feedback
A deep belief that there should be more low-barrier access points to food resources in our communities
A fun, easy-going personality, yet committed work ethic. A self-starter. Excellent follow-up skills
Experience in graphic design and a link to your portfolio in your resume
Comfortable using platforms which allow for social media posts
Have a passion for effective design and the power it can hold to effectively communicate messaging to wide, diverse cultural and economic communities.
Strong organizational and time management skills
Must have access to your own computer with a copy of Adobe CS/CC and other graphic design tools
Build upon your own portfolio
Enhance and develop your design skills
Gain direct and hands-on experience in design and social media marketing
Gain leadership and communication skills in a start-up non-profit setting
Opportunity to place your "thumb print" on a startup non-profit "Brand"
Have the leeway/autonomy to try new things and build upon an emerging message
Make significant, powerful change for those resourcing food
Little Free Pantries provide a viable, low barrier, 24/7, non-judgemental access point to food and they empower people to make immediate change toward their neighborhood. Neighbors give what they can by placing food, hygiene, or paper items inside the pantry. Anyone who needs those items can freely take from the pantry, without judgement.
The aim of The Little Free Pantries Project is to foster the cooperation of neighbors to address immediate and local needs surrounding food insecurity. Little Free Pantries work alongside more established models such as food banks and offer a low-barrier access point to food while helping fill the gaps in the system
We believe our neighborhoods are the core to any healthy community and by providing more accessible points for healthy, culturally relevant foods, as well as opportunities for neighbors to help neighbors, our neighborhoods strengthen. The opportunity for culturally desired and healthy food access is possible through this form of direct giving, by neighbors and for neighbors.
We believe food resources should be available to all regardless of need. Little Free Pantries are a mode to deliver food through mutual aid, allowing us to function as neighbors in solidarity rather than charity, ensuring the organizing effort is mutually beneficial and all people are cared for. A goal of The Little Free Pantries Project is to create a community-rich place where food is seen as a shared resource through social practice rather than as a private good and through this action, communities connect and become stronger.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
December 30, 2020
Brand Development & Messaging
Graphic Design / Print
Expected time commitment: 0-3 hours/week, but this may vary depending on the project. We ask that all team members commit to at least 6 months. We appreciate honesty, so please be up front on your time commitment ability
E-mail a brief letter of interest outlining your skills including a paragraph of why you are interested in this project, what resonates for you about food insecurity and how will you come to this project's work. Include 2 personal or prof references