Of all the non-profit volunteer groups I’ve worked with, this organization has been my favorite. Each team member’s convergence of (1) passion for the vision and (2) professionalism in execution made my inner dot-connector happy.
After several years of being a Design and Communications team member, I got to lead the team for two years. I joked with others that my main job was to tell everyone what to do and send emails about deadlines.
Really, though. My creative contribution for those two years was a few templates for slides, CDs, on-site signage, and name tags. Most of my time was spent scheduling, proofing, last-minute editing, approving, connecting with vendors, and generally supporting and cheering on the team via office applications and phone conversations. (We were spread out across the state.)
The team deserves all the credit for getting it done with kindness and grace under pressure: the larger executive committee that brainstormed and decided on a theme; a designer who concepted and created the theme artwork; other designers and production artists who designed and laid out the promotional and conference materials; and a webmaster who designed, populated, and maintained our online presence.
They did all the heavy lifting while I felt like a conductor waving my arms around, delighting to see it all come together over a mere nine months.
4 x 6″ postcard (not shown)
5.5 x 8.5″ folded, 16.5 x 8.5″ flat tri-fold registration brochure
8.5 x 11″ pre-conference packet
5.5 x 8.5″ conference booklet (not shown)