WLU Invites Nonprofits to Partner with Graphic Design Students

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., June 13, 2022 – West Liberty University’s Graphic Design seniors invite nonprofits to partner with them now to meet marketing and design needs.

“Our seniors are looking for local nonprofits that may need assistance on marketing and graphic design tasks. It might be a website, or flyer, logo or other brand related tools. It is so beneficial for our students to gain real world experience and work with actual clients. We are grateful for those who ask for our help and it’s easy to do online,” said Sarah Davis, associate professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Media and Visual Arts.

The deadline to complete the online application for design service is July 15, 2022 for projects that begin in August, 2022.

WLU graphic design students are ready to donate their design skills to nonprofit organizations in need. From left, top row, seniors Abigail Beckelhimer, Follansbee, W.Va., C’ierra Buchanan, Mineral Wells, W.Va., and Robert Trayon, Shadyside, Ohio; bottom row, Megan Cunninghan, New Martinsville, W.Va., Lacey Deem, Carrollton, Ohio, and Professor Sarah Davis, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Davis serves as an advisor for the students who participate in the Visual Communication Design studio course for Fall 2022, which is the class that simulates professional design studio experience and helps students get ready for their professional careers.

Possible projects may include branding systems, logo design and application, social media graphics, information design, brochures, book covers, high-end presentations, app design, animation, video, signage, and websites.

As a result of directly working with clients and team members, students provide strategically based, cost-effective, and visually compelling solutions.

Potential roles for students to work in include a combination of the following but not exclusively: team leader, account executive, art director, creative director, production manager, conceptual designer, graphic designer, researcher, design strategist, production artist, photographer, illustrator, typographer, or logo designer.

Nonprofits interested in becoming eligible to participate in the design service opportunity, should simply complete the online form linked above and wait to be notified when the project is selected for student work.

Successful recent partnerships include working with The Children’s Home of Wheeling, The Strand Theater of Moundsville, and Purpose Inc., located in Wheeling.

For more information or questions, please contact Davis at [email protected] or call 412.215.3834.