Design donation

The AVIDD Design Donation is a very simple concept:- I’ts about us celebrating and highlighting good causes and giving something back to the local community the best way we know how. We donate a day of our time every month free of charge to good causes or charities that need some collateral to promote themselves or to help educate the public about their good work.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Any local charity or good cause organisation can apply
  • We will also keep a look out for deserving causes
  • We will pick one good cause each month to receive a day of free time
  • We will work with the charity to decide what is achievable
  • And if they want more work, we will do it at our discounted charity hourly rate

Previous recipients

\ July 2018

For our first Design Donation we have done some work for the people that gave us the idea for the initative in the first place.

Geoffrey at Oxfam Music & Books Huntingdon asked us for our help to promote vinyl donations to the store. The store has got a bit of a reputation locally for selling some really interesting albums with donations being made recently by a member of The Drifters, when he decided to downsize his collection. The store even hosted a pop up band event recently, moving the books to one side for an evening allowing a local band to perform in the space.

After a meeting with Geoffrey we decided a small animation for social media would be a fantastic asset as well as a poster that they could print themselves and use in-store as well as around town.

We used our day of design wisely and have just delivered the assets to the store.

“ I had high expectations but AVIDD have surpassed them” Geoffrey Oxfam, Huntingdon

It has been a great experience working with the guys at Oxfam and has set us on a path of doing some good design work for some really deserving causes.

 

\ August 2018

The AVIDD Design Donation is our initiative to give a day of our design time to a charity or good cause for free each month.

For our second Design Donation, we were contacted by an old work colleague who was setting up a new good cause called The Bosom Buddies Project. The project gets designers and illustrators to design tote bags that would be sold to raise money for a cause very close to her heart. This is how Claire explained what she was trying to do.

“Having been diagnosed and received treatment for breast cancer myself, I wanted to do something, not only to raise money for The Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre but to also raise awareness of early detection and to prompt self-examination.

I would like the bags to be an everyday item that makes a person think – “Hmmm, when did I last check myself?” I knew that briefing the designers, I’ve asked to be involved, would result in some great designs and they really have come up trumps”.

How could AVIDD resist such a great cause? We worked with Claire to create a logo and branding for the project which we can now reveal. As well as social media assets and of course a couple of bag designs.

Our logo is made up of a ring of a simplified boob shape that also resembles the upper body of a figure. The boobs interlink and form a circle of women coming together in friendship and support.

They cost £8 and you can now buy our bags ‘Spin the pink record’ and ‘Paint the fence’ along with the other incredible designs here.

You can also find out more about Claire and this wonderful project here The Bosom Buddies Project Facebook page.

\ September 2018

The AVIDD Design Donation is our initiative to give a day of our design time to a charity or good cause for free each month.

For our third Design Donation, Cambridgeshire Deaf Association asked us to get involved in an innovative new project creating a brand for a new type of video for their social media.

The brand is still currently in development so we can’t show you anything at the moment but as soon as we can we will show you in all its glory.

Since starting this project, we have developed a fantastic working relationship with CDA and they have become one of our main clients benefiting from our reduced charity rates.

\ October 2018

The AVIDD Design Donation is our initiative to give a day of our design time to a charity or good cause for free each month.

For our fourth Design Donation, Soul Happy a centre in Peterborough that is way more than just a group of practitioners, therapists and speakers, they are a happy and energy-giving team, creating a happy and high vibrational wellbeing community that welcomes and helps everyone!

We worked with them to create some literature for the centre to promote the fantastic work they do.

Find out more about Soul Happy.

\ November 2018

The AVIDD Design Donation is our initiative to give a day of our design time to a charity or good cause for free each month.

For our November Design Donation, We were approached by Carlton Digby School in Nottingham. A school for children with a range of special educational and social needs ranged between 2-19 years old

They wanted a new logo for their fundraising committee, Carlton Digby Friends. This consists of staff, parents and volunteers who work hard to raise money to support extra activities for all pupils to enjoy and participate in e.g. residential and curriculum linked visits, Christmas presents from Santa etc.

They already had the idea of 2 birds on the logo one called Carlton and the other Digby, so we worked with them to bring their idea to life. Creating characters that celebrate the school and add a touch of fun.

\ December 2018

The AVIDD Design Donation is our initiative to give a day of our design time to a charity or good cause for free each month.

We introduced ourselves to Joely Garner, Senior Community Fundraiser for Sue Ryders Thorpe Hall Hospice at a Networking session. After a visit to Thorpe Hall and being inspired by their work, we decided we could help by taking pictures at their Lights of Love event held for the first year at Peterborough Cathedral.

The event is a gathering of friends, family, volunteers and staff from Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones this Christmas. Not wanting to distract from the service and allow people to celebrate in their own way we worked with the team to get some memorable pictures that Sue Ryder could use to remember Lights of Love 2018 and use to promote the event for the coming years.

A message from Joely Garner Senior Community Fundraiser:
Thank you all so much for your amazing photography! We’ve loved looking through the photos and can’t wait to share them – Lights of Love perfectly captured. Thank you again for choosing our hospice, it means a lot to us.

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