Doing some graphic design in the Peace Corps

Posted by Thryn on April 24th, 2009 filed in Post, Secondary Projects

Ridev Website Homepage
Ridev Website Homepage

Here’s a quick preview of one of the projects I’m working on that I’m hoping to finish next week. RIDEV is an organization supporting development and promoting the protection of human rights, based in Bafoussam, the capital of the West Region.

In addition to designing and building their website, I designed a new logo for them and they’ll also get new letterhead and business cards to go with it. Someone said something about drink cozies and custom printed pagne too–I think they were getting a bit carried with ideas about all the things on which they can put their new logo. I’m really enjoying all the design projects I’ve been doing lately. Don’t get me wrong, I love teaching computers, but it’s nice to put my BFA in graphic design to some good use here in Cameroon.

In between teaching classes, making websites, and working on materials for the HIV Moto project (update on that project coming soon!), I also designed a few t-shirts last week for Social Designer. They have weekly design competitions, and when I saw one to design a shirt defining and promoting world peace, I figured I might as well submit some designs, since I like peace and all. If you like them, you can sign up on Social Designer and “favorite” them to help me win.

World Peace Shirts
World Peace T-shirts

7 Responses to “Doing some graphic design in the Peace Corps”

  1. DAD Says:
    April 24th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    It is good to see that you are putting your talents to good use. The logo you designed is really great. Keep up the great work.

    Love and Prayers Always

    Dad and Terry

  2. Jessbear Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I like the Peace=Rainbows+Hugs the best. :)

  3. Velma Says:
    June 17th, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Hey where do I buy one of those “Peace is the new Black” shirts i want to buy them to sell at the next local rap concert

  4. Jade Says:
    June 10th, 2010 at 4:24 am

    I plan to TRY to get into the peace corps after college.. But I heard its VERY competitive. D:! I want to put my graphic design skills to something that matters to me.. much like you :D !

  5. Vanessa Says:
    October 13th, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Hi, I found your blog when I googled “graphic designer peace corps”. Glad to know there’s opportunity for someone with a BFA to serve in the peace corps. I graduated in May and am currently interning at a marketing agency in Texas, but eventually I want to work for a non-profit. Keep up the good work!

  6. Thryn Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I wasn’t expecting to be able to do so much design work during my service. It was great!

    Jade, Peace Corps is competitive, but they are also increasing the number of volunteers in the field and there are plenty of opportunities for qualified people to serve. Good luck!

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