Notes from an Oakland designer

PROJECT TITLE: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERSHIP GUIDE

Pro bono work for AXIS Dance Company

One of the ways I support Oakland’s AXIS Dance Company as President of the Board of Directors is to provide pro bono design services from time to time. Designing pro bono work for AXIS is a satisfying way to use my professional skills to serve the community.

Most years, I design a series of promotional pieces for their Home Season, and this year I had the pleasure of creating a poster, postcard, program cover and BART poster to inform the Bay Area about their upcoming performances at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, including work by Joe Goode, Alex Ketley, Bobbi Jene Smith, and Sonya Delwaide.

Here’s a peek at the BART poster, soon to be seen in East Bay stations:

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AXIS Dance Company, Home Season 2015 / Onward, BART poster

Meanwhile, the Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for a cohort of new members set to begin in June, and it was time to refresh our recruiting materials. We decided to replace a lengthy booklet with volumes of content that could already be found on the organization’s website with a concise marketing piece with basic facts about AXIS’s global and local impact as well as the requirements of Board membership presented in bullet points for easy reading.

The finished product is a 5×7 folded piece on card stock, that also can be downloaded as a PDF. Here are the front and back, and below, the inside spread of the piece:

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AXIS Dance Company Board of Directors Membership Guide (cover)

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AXIS Dance Company Board of Directors Membership Guide (inside)

If you’d like more information about serving on the board, visit our website at axisdance.org/volunteer.