Thank you for being a part of the Pick Progress Project: Pick Posters. We are so excited to see your artwork and feature your unique talents for all the world to see. Below is a three-step process to help you complete your tasks and provide us with the info/content we need to represent you best. If you have any follow-up questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have reached out to the National Board about our project. We sought assistance from other chapters to spread the word or participate. We hope that AIGA (Nationally) will promote it on their website and social media when we start the Pick Posters campaign. We can guarantee that every poster will be posted on the Pick Progress website and social media sites and AIGA KC social media sites
Unfortunately, right now, we are not offering compensation for this project. This has been a passion project, personally funded by me up to this point.
The partnership with the nonprofit chapter AIGA KC allows for more visibility and opportunities, but we still cannot compensate participants. I hope to create a platform where your work can be seen from a different source and provide new financial opportunities. For example: If you would like to sell the posters while the campaign is going on, we would be happy to help promote your endeavors.
I know time is money. I am also asking everyone to contribute their time to help illuminate the significant issue with Black and POC designers being seen in the design world. The other day I saw a statistic on LinkedIn claiming that in 2020, 85% of Graphic Designers/Art Directors were White. I want this project to help unpack some of the systemic issues in the design world. I plan to provide supporting information, statistics, etc., to help amplify this issue, but I cannot accomplish this goal without help from people like you.
Lastly, until this project is complete, I will actively look for ways to promote and give financial recognition if possible. It does not escape us that by taking part in Pick Posters, you will be dedicating your time and talent, so we would welcome your thoughts on how we can collaborate on ways to make sure we give this recognition as we continue to ramp up this initiative for February. If you have any additional questions, I am happy to set up a time for us to chat with our Chair of Programming and our Kansas City chapter president.
We will be asking about your experiences and if you have thoughts on how the design field could be better for POC. You will also be asked questions about being a Black designer when you provide your bio information. The questionnaire is optional.
For the sake of time, personal labor, and emotional wellness, I have chosen to provide the open-ended question in the bio. It will not be as extensive as the original project because I was having a one-on-one conversation with each participant and manually transcribing each interview. I hope that makes sense.
I hope that answers your questions; please let me know if you have any other questions. I would love for you to be a part of this and help us create a ‘loudspeaker’ for Black designers.
First, we need to get you the information you need to complete the project. The button (in this section) will lead you to a Dropbox folder with all the information you need to make your poster, including a PSD file, swatches, and an info PDF.
Now it’s time for you to upload your poster. Please submit a poster design by January 20, 2023. You can create your poster any way you want; however, you MUST upload the final design in our PSD template.
Finally, tell us about you! While your uploaded poster is cool, learning about you is even cooler. This project is all about representation, and we want to represent the best of you. So, please fill out the MailChimp survey and submit a bio photo of yourself.
Note: We would prefer a high-quality color photo that could work in black and white.
Again, thank you so much for being a part of this project and submitting your work promptly. We will be in touch with you when the project is live for everyone to see.