Freelance Graphic Designer

World Renew seeks to engage an experienced graphic designer (individual or a firm) to create a series of products that illustrate the varied work of World Renew’s international development and disaster response work.

Organization Overview

World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), is a non- profit, international development and disaster response organization with home offices in Burlington, Ontario (Canada) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (U.S.A.).

Within World Renew, the Communications and Marketing sub-team is responsible for raising awareness about the agency by growing World Renew’s digital presence, acquiring new donors, and maintaining engagement and revenue from currently engaged constituents and donors.

Key Consultancy Objective

World Renew seeks to engage an experienced graphic designer (individual or a firm) to create a series of products that illustrate the varied work of World Renew’s international development and disaster response work. Important components of these designs include data visualization, conveying complex projects in an easily understood and visually compelling format, and customizable templates that highlight the variety of work that World Renew does. Proposals should include a sample of 2-4 products you have designed, demonstrating clear strength in data visualization.

Consultancy Requirements

The freelance graphic designer, who will act as a consultant, will demonstrate proven expertise and success in graphic design, ideally with experience in the non-profit sector in the United States and/or Canada. The consultant must have his/her own computer equipment and necessary design software – i.e. Microsoft Suite, and Adobe Photoshop, among others, and communications equipment including but not limited to telephone, Skype, internet access, e- mail account. Experience working with international development and humanitarian assistance organizations is a definite asset. This consultancy has at minimum, 4-6 products throughout the course of a year.

Please submit your proposal comprising:
1) a letter of interest that outlines your qualifications, availability, and your fee;
2) your current CV/resume 
3) 2-4 samples of relevant products you have personally designed; on or before December 13, 2018 to World Renew, in attention to: Laura Chiarot at lchiarot@worldrenew.net.

The three documents which are mentioned above must be submitted at the same time together in 1 (one) PDF document for your proposal to be considered.

World Renew is not bound to accept any or all of the proposals received.

 

Background

A current need of the World Renew Communications and Marketing sub-team is an experienced graphic designer to create a variety of products to bolster the online and offline presence of World Renew. Examples of products may include newsletters, designs used on the website and social media platforms, infographics, and more.

Objective of Consultancy

The main objective of this consultancy is to create a series of products that illustrate the varied work of World Renew’s international development and disaster response work. Important components of these designs include data visualization, conveying complex projects in an easily understood and visually compelling format, and customizable templates that highlight the variety of work that World Renew does. More specifically, the consultant will be asked to design at least 4-6 products throughout the course of a year that may include newsletters, digital content for the website and social media, infographics, project reports, and more.

The design requests may vary considerably in their expectations – some may be a relatively straightforward design with a clearly explained need, while others may rely on the designers own creativity and expertise to create a solution to a specific design need. Designs may require the creation of infographics, the visualization of complex data sets, and the distillation of a large amount of content or data into an easily understood, visually compelling design.

Methodology and Key Deliverables

The methodology for the graphic design consultancy will include but not limited to the following:

  • Design, at minimum, 4-6 products each year that will be used for digital and print purposes
  • Provide expertise and suggestions on how to improve and strengthen World Renew’s brand through visually compelling and inspiring graphic design