Graphic & Web Design Genius Needed to Bring Work Opportunities to Women in Rural Thailand!
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You must be able to speak English.
Additionally, speaking Thai would be helpful.
When Can You Start?
You can start as soon as possible and stay for 4 weeks to 1¾ month
Description and Impact
We are a start-up organization that is just starting the beginning stages of becoming a registered non-profit. We currently have two income generation projects running in rural villages in Thailand in which we partner with existing groups of women creating Thai handicrafts and contract them to create exclusive products to be sold through our organization.
We are looking for someone skilled in graphic and web design to help us build our branding and website. There are specific marketing materials that we need to be designed that are beyond our team's basic design capabilities. We have tried to design our own logo but don't feel that the quality is professional enough or really reflects what our organization stands for. We have some ideas about what we would like, but would love to have some outside creativity to offer some new ideas and perspective. To encourage trust and respectability of our "brand" we are also in need of a website design that gives thorough information, is modern and visually appealing, and has a store feature that will be the key component of our organization. The ideal expert should be able to provide samples of graphic design (especially logos) and web design that is modern and of professional quality. The selected expert will have the flexibility to travel around Bangkok during most weekday, daytime hours and be available to work in the late afternoon and evening hours and on weekends. We will make sure to give you a couple of weekends "off" for personal travel around Thailand if desired. One working trip to our primary work site in a rural village may be provided so the expert can experience what we do firsthand.
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We are looking for the following outcomes at the conclusion of the project:
- Two versions of a logo to be used on printed materials and for web presence
- Design of promotional materials including hangtag, packaging, letterhead, business cards, "postcard", brochure, and design board (fonts, colors, text size, etc) or templates to be used for our press kit and potential donor folder
- A modern, visually appealing website with a consistent use of branding that includes well-arranged text, photos, videos, social media buttons. The website will include a store function where our products will be sold, which should be user-friendly and easy to navigate.
- Some lessons on how to update and maintain the website ourselves moving forward
We Provide These Local Benefits
- Learning Opportunity
- Good For Groups
A private bedroom with attached bathroom will provided with full access to the living room, kitchen, and patio with grill of a new construction, two-story townhouse. The room has a twin sized Thai mattress (floor mattress) and desk, an air conditioning unit, great natural light, and wood floors. There is no water heater in the shower, but you may use the main shower when it's not in use if you prefer a warm shower. The townhouse is located in a safe, gated community (with pool) walking distance to a major mall, a quick taxi ride to the BTS (sky train), and 20 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport. A bicycle is available for use for your convenience, and you can be given a ride on our motorcycle when both the motorcycle and driver are available. For potential teams, we also have a futon in the living room that can be used as a full-size bed with a half bath downstairs. Wifi is available and we have a TV, DVD player and lots of movies, and Google Chrome Cast for your entertainment. Simple exercise equipment and yoga mat is at your disposal. You will be sharing the townhouse with a hedgehog and a mostly quiet married couple (one Thai, one American) in their mid to late twenties. While we enjoy a few drinks, we are not partiers and do not smoke, so we would expect the same courtesy from anyone we host. We are open to interacting socially or just professionally depending on your preferences!
You will learn a ton about Thailand and Thai culture, as well as some of the struggles of the people in rural areas. It will be a great first-hand experience of the contrast of city and rural life in Thailand, and you will get to witness some of the unseen aspects of Thailand that most tourists won't see. Additionally, you will get to be a part of our journey towards becoming a registered non-profit and fair trade organization and learn about the process with us. This will be a wonderfully opportunity for resume building and to gain international experience within the non-profit industry with a focus on social enterprise.
We are happy to take you on a tour of the most popular sites in Bangkok and would love to take you on a trip (bus fare and hotel provided) to the village our organization operates in depending on the time of your stay. We are also able and happy to give you recommendations of places to visit and can help arrange any personal travel you would like to do during off time. We both worked in the travel industry and are very knowledgeable about travel within Southeast Asia. We are also able to offer Thai culture, language, and cooking classes in our home as one of us is Thai. The other is happy to share knowledge about international development and community organizing.
This project accepts applications for virtual experteers.