As I mentioned in Wednesday’s Weekly Reader, this past week I was invited back for this year’s Camp Firebelly’s End of Camp Party. It was great to see everyone again! And for the few of you who weren’t able to make it for one reason or another, just know that you were very much missed!
This year’s camp worked with The Young Women Empowerment Project to design logos, promotional materials, and posters. I thought the poster was especially well-done, and the hand-written type used on the postcard was great inspiration for a personal project that I’m currently working on:
In addition, the campers worked with Mike Fretto of Rosa Loves to produce t-shirts to benefit Firebelly’s Reason to Give. Each t-shirt was designed as the result of a conversation with a participating family from Humbolt Park, and all proceeds from that shirt went to that family’s fund. What a great idea!
(Alas! I didn’t win the raffle!)
Some people may think that design can’t change our world for the better, and maybe they are right if you think that design is only about creating something thought-provoking with a good composition. But there is more to our profession than just creating, and it’s events like these that continue to inspire me to find ways to use my design powers for good. Thanks, Firebelly, for helping to start the fire.