Recent pro-bono work: Mi Camera, Mi Mundo
As you probably know, I started my own design/marketing/photography/video/social media business called Fermentable Sugar in 2010. One of the things I’m doing in my company is to have a pro-bono client going on at all times. I feel that as a designer/marketer/non-douchebag, I have a responsibility to the community and want to help non-profits that normally couldn’t afford my servicies to raise money for their causes.
My most recent pro-bono client is Empowerment International, a Colorado-based company that helps Nicaraguan children stay in school and out of places like Old Navy sweatshops. My good friends Kevin & Kelly worked with these kids in Nicaragua for the better part of a year, and I was lucky enough to get to visit them. Nicaragua is a beautiful country, but is also impoverished.
I wanted to help Empowerment International in the ways that I was best suited. I built the marketing materials for Empowerment International’s charitable fundraiser on October 8th (posters, postcards, and website). It’s called Mi Camera, Mi Mundo – it’s a photography show & auction. The 40 photos picked were all shot by Nicaraguan children who Empowerment International are working to educate.
Tickets are $35, and all proceeds from the event go directly to Empowerment International. I’d love it if you took a look at the site, and I’d love it even more if you bought a ticket to support a Colorado non-profit dedicated to helping the global community.