How do I find a pro bono graphic designer for my NYC-based literary arts nonprofit?
August 24, 2010 2:56 PM Subscribe
How do I find a pro bono graphic designer for my NYC-based literary arts nonprofit? (Or for that matter: Audio/visual/film help? IT help? Information Architecture help?)
posted by kensanway to work & money (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I know that Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts hooks up nonprofits with lawyers and I'm wondering if there's a similar service, say through AIGA or another group that would provide graphic designers. I'm looking for:
(1) someone to help redesign our website (we have a creative brief, programmer, wireframes);
(2) help us with branding and identity (again, we have a written brief produced with Taproot); and
(3) an ongoing designer who can help with calendars, invitations, etc.
We need someone who knows what they're doing--not some undergraduate who downloaded photoshop off bittorrent yesterday. Particularly, we need someone who can understand our brand--which is more pop cultural than stuffy, and irreverent, quirky, curated, warm, sophisticated. I know the obvious solutions (e.g., ask your friends/board, go to design schools), but I wanted to see if anyone on MeFi had a connection or knew of a formal service for this.
While I'm here -- we're also looking for a videographer, film editor or general AV person. We're based in NY and don't have much of a budget. We can offer community and some connection with the literary life of NY in return.