Good Work Deserves Good Design: Social Entrepreneurship and the Adobe Creative Residency
Something as simple as a clean logo or a well-designed website can give a nonprofit the necessary look to boost their profile or help people in need find their services and programs. However, they rarely have the funds to devote to branding and design. There are a lot of opportunities to help non-profits while developing your design skills and building out your portfolio by supporting good work with good design. In this session, 2017 Adobe Creative Resident, designer, and social entrepreneur Jessica Bellamy will help you navigate nonprofit relationships and community design work, while giving you the strategies necessary to gain paying nonprofit clients in the future.
Motion Infographic designer Jessica Bellamy, of Louisville Kentucky, tells visual stories using data and personal narratives. As a Design Justice advocate, Jessica started her design career working with nonprofits and community groups to create compelling explainers that break down complex service and policy information.
Jessica graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Louisville (UofL) with degrees in Drawing (BFA), Graphic Design (BFA), Pan African Studies (BA), and a minor in Communication. As a former Neurodevelopmental Science research analyst at UofL, in 2015 Jessica created a business that combines grassroots organizing, research, and information graphics. She named this business GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio. GRIDS solely works with nonprofits and community groups. To learn more about GRIDS please visit the website: www.gridsconnect.me.
Currently Jessica is an Adobe Creative Resident. She has traveled around the country teaching creatives how to make information graphics in partnership with nonprofits. During this time she also created two Instagram and YouTube series, Designing From The Margins and A Few Ideas. She also created a design tool called the Infographic Wheel. The Infographic Wheel is a hand held volvelle that helps creatives select a visual layout for any dataset.