I have the great fortune of knowing some really terrific people who happen to support great causes. So it was a happy day for me to be once again recommended to help with design for the Women's Center. At the beginning of my career, a friend brought me on designing an invitation for their annual anniversary luncheon. I was very excited to create that invite which included a very special guest Gloria Steineim. A highlight in my career.
Things have come full circle and here I am designing the next Anniversary Luncheon invitation. Things have changed. Instead of a print piece, this is the eblast for save the date. With social media, web sites and web ads, its easier and cheaper than ever for non-profits like the Women's Center to advertise their events. Plus, a lot of fun ways for designers to express their creativity.
Like plumbers with leaky pipes in their own homes,
web designers and designers often neglect their own web sites.
Having to maintain a web site has definitely caused much empathy for my clients. Now when I talk to them about their web site, I am a little less intense. I get it. You only have so much time in the day and that web site is usually the last thing on your mind. Worse yet, I don't really even promote my site. ha! I am bad, bad. So designer heed thy own words and don't neglect your site. :-)
This week I met with two lovely people, Mark and Barb Schultze, to discuss web site needs and brochure work. None other than Madison based OccuPaws. No doubt anyone in Madison has seen their billboards all over town.
Many a guide dog have I met, including my mom's three Posie, Izzie and Pepper. Sadly all three are no longer with us but they were such wonderful dogs. My mom is looking forward to getting a new dog with OccuPaws and I am looking forward to working with them on upcoming design needs.
Take the time to visit their web site. There you can learn how to become a volunteer, donate to the organization or become a puppy raiser.
OccuPaws is a Bailey approved organization.