Infographic, Pecha Kucha, and Instructional Video
Only underrepresented groups could be the focus of assignments in my Creative Designs course. I appreciated the challenge helping people and improving my design skills. Design documents accompanied each assignment to explain my reasoning, learning objectives, target audience, and methods used to create the final product.
For my infographic, I focused on raising awareness on the variety of volunteer opportunities at the Denver Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) office. Julie Wilson, the Denver CASA public relations coordinator, explained that they were losing potential volunteers who could not commit as much time needed to be a traditional CASA volunteer. Ms. Wilson and I decided that an infographic demonstrating all possible volunteer opportunities would be a useful tool. My design decisions are addressed in my design document, Denver CASA Volunteer Opportunities.
For my next project, I created a Pecha Kucha about Cafe 180, a nonprofit restaurant in my neighborhood. The concept is simple, Cafe 180 says, “Anyone can eat, regardless of their ability to pay. Those who are unable to pay simply exchange their time and energy for a nutritious meal.” Since making this Pecha Kucha, I patron Cafe 180 and love seeing my new friends there. My design decisions used in creating the Pecha Kucha are listed in Cafe 180, a Restaurant with Heart.
For my instructional video, I partnered up with Sisters of Color United for Education (SOCUE), which is the oldest promotora in Colorado. In the 1990’s, SOCUE began promoting safe sex during the height of the AIDS epidemic. They taught sex education, supported people with AIDs, and handed-out condoms and clean needles when no one else would. Since then, SOCUE has evolved to promote holistic health, which means an inclusion of all aspects of person’s well being: mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical. My design decisions used in creating the SOCUE instructional video are addressed in Cultural Pride via Sisters of Color United for Education.