Non-profits! Apply to participate in the 10th annual Designathon

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Sep 11, 2017 4:50:46 PM

DesignathonLogoFinal_2018.jpgEvery year for nine years, right before spring break, PCA&D students shut themselves in to give back to the community.  At the annual Designathon, PCA&D’s Graphic Design Department and the student chapter of AIGA (The American Institute of Graphic Arts) coordinate the event, a 24-hour marathon to design quality graphics materials for local non-profit organizations.

Over the ten years, student teams have designed brochures, logos, posters, websites and more for more than 70 area non-profits list that reads like the who’s who of local non-profits, including:

  • Designathon 2017 CAP.jpgJunior Achievement of Central PA
  • Fulton Theatre
  • Milagro House
  • Compass Mark
  • Aaron's Acres
  • Special Olympics of Lancaster County
  • Big 33 Scholarships
  • Girls on the Run
  • Central Market Trust
  • Bureau of Public Art, Lancaster City
  • Ambassadors for Hope
  • La Academia The Partnership Charter School
  • Leadership Lancaster
  • Lumina
  • Occupational Development Center
  • Power Packs Project
  • 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue
  • Lancaster County’s Community Action Partnership
  • Bright Side Opportunities Center
  • Men of Iron
  • Beat the Streets Lancaster
  • Mental Health America of Lancaster County,
  • Grace United Church of Christ
  • Caring Hearts Pet Therapy
  • Ambassadors for Hope
  • Leadership Lancaster

Applications are currently available for any non-profit who would like their project considered for the 10th annual 2018 Designathon. Eight to ten non-profits will be selected for the event where PC&D students, aided by faculty and alumni (and countless gallons of coffee) work overnight, February 23 & 24, 2018, beginning at 6 p.m. February 23.

designathon 1.pngThe 24-hour Designathon is an annual event held by the college’s American Institute of Graphic Arts Student Chapter (AIGA) that provides professional-quality design services at no charge to area non-profits and to the community-at-large. Students at PCA&D who participate in the Designathon gain real-world experience in creating projects for clients under a tight, 24-hour deadline. They learn that non-profits have very real marketing needs in order to be successful, and strong graphic design on well-organized collateral pieces are vital components in successful communications and marketing plans. More importantly, students experience the value of giving back to the community.

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Topics: Art Student, designathon, student work