Designathon 2019: 24 hours of Designing for the Community!

Applications are currently being accepted through January 11 for any non-profit who would like their design project in the 11th annual 2019 Designathon, when PCA&D students, aided by faculty and alumni (and countless gallons of coffee),  shut themselves in to give back to the community.

designathon 18aAt the annual Designathon, February 22 & 23, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m. February 22, PCA&D’s Graphic Design Department and the PCA&D student chapter of AIGA (The American Institute of Graphic Arts) coordinate the event, a 24-hour marathon to design quality graphic materials for local non-profit organizations.

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

During Designathon students create professional-quality design 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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