Lone Star College-Kingwood Students Create Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

Published on: March 07, 2013

Design-a-ThonTough financial decisions with a tight budget leaves non-profit organizations with little money for marketing materials.

With that in mind, Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Visual Communications Department is lending its services and resources to create a variety of free marketing pieces for local non-profit organizations at its 10th annual Design-A-Thon on Friday, April 12. The event will take place in the college’s Administration Building room 202 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

“The purpose of Design-A-Thon is two-fold. First, we want to reach out to our community and help non-profit organizations with graphic design needs that they would normally not be able to afford. Second, we want to give our students real world contact and exposure to actual clients so they can experience what a real design firm would go through in regards to problem solving and deadlines,” said Shawn Sedoff, visual communication professor.

Design-A-Thon services will include logo design, letterheads and stationary packages, brochures, posters, book covers, advertisements, CD jackets, thank you cards, invitations, and on a limited basis, web site design. Organizations whose design needs take longer than a day to complete, such as animated motion graphics or videos, are encouraged to contact Sedoff so he can incorporate those projects into his classes during the semester.

“This is win-win situation. Organizations receive free graphic design products while students receive community service learning credit, design pieces for their portfolios, and a great and rewarding experience,” Sedoff said.

For more information or to request services, email Shawn Sedoff at Shawn.G.Sedoff@LoneStar.edu with the subject: Design-A-Thon Non-Profit Request. Requests via phone will not be accepted. The deadline to request services and submit a form is Wednesday, April 10.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.myLoneStar.edu/BeReady.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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