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Voice for Asian Elephants Society

Graphic design for social media content


Project details

Target skills

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Graphic design
  • Print design

This organization has completed 5 projects on Taproot+

Project need

Voice for Asian Elephants Society is looking for a skilled graphic designer to produce graphic images and memes for social media, email blasts, and other marketing/PR/fundraising collateral. The ability to also produce short <1 minute 'Now This' or 'A+J' style videos would be ideal. We rely on compelling imagery distributed mostly through social media and email to raise awareness of the plight of captive Asian elephants and seek funding for our cause.

The qualified person will:

1. Create images that have an emotional impact and compel people to action
2. Have the flexibility to turn around requests within 24-48 hours.
3. Have the ability to create something new out of something old
4. Can design in Adobe Spark (preferred) or Canva, particularly for quick-turnaround projects
5. Have Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign skills - a plus but not a necessity
6. Produce short, punchy social sharing videos - a plus but not a necessity

In just two years, VFAES is making real strides towards ending the suffering of captive endangered Asian elephants. As a fledgling organization, we are entirely dependent on volunteers to keep the momentum going. Social media, email marketing, and screenings of the film "Gods In Shackles" by VFAES founder, Sangita Iyer, are our primary means of raising awareness as well as funds. We have a tight core group of volunteers and board members and need to add a graphic designer who is well-versed in social media marketing and can captivate and inspire an audience. Please look at our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for a better idea of the style, themes, and frequency of the posts.

Graphic design is under the direction of an experienced board member with the oversight of VFAES executive director, Sangita Iyer. We are looking for a minimum 9-week commitment, with an average weekly contribution of 3-5 images. When possible, we seek more extended arrangements with our volunteers. We have a lot of past images and designs to guide new designs. Our goal right now is to get a more consistent look and feel - stick close to our brand colors, use consistent fonts, streamline styles and motifs. Simple combinations of photos and text that strike an empathetic nerve and tell a story that others are likely to share. We provide a large content library including original media assets and source writings. Requests for social media images will mostly be ad-hoc. Film screening promotions, images to accompany fundraising campaigns, and holiday/special day announcements would have more lead time. We also have some graphics we would like to update so that they are consistent with our current style and we can continue to use them.

Organization's mission

Abolish elephant slavery by educating and enlightening people about the plight of captive and wild Asian elephants, protect them by mitigating human elephant conflicts in captivity and in the wild, and rehabilitate the captive ones in elephant havens where they can roam freely.

VFAES will adhere to core principles grounded in AHIMSA (non-violence) and implement these actions to achieve its mission:

**Through awareness and education, cultivate empathy and reverence for these noble animals and create shifts in public perception regarding the use of elephants in festivals and other forms of entertainment
**Using non-conventional means such as films and experiential learning, empower people with knowledge and information on elephant science, existing animal welfare laws and ethical dilemmas of captivity
**Create elephant havens where the rescued elephants can enjoy freedom, respect, and dignity for the rest of their lives
**Mitigate human elephant conflicts near the forest fringes by using alert systems, GPS collars, installing beehives, and using other means to prevent elephants from entering into human dwellings

VFAES will utilize as an essential educational tool “Gods in Shackles”, a multiple award-winning and United Nations nominated documentary produced by VFAES Founding Executive Director Sangita Iyer. This epic film will cultivate empathy and foster mind shifts, as it reveals the truth behind the glamorous festivals in which elephants are exploited for profit in the name of culture.

Step 1: Apply

Send the below info, and if interested, the nonprofit will select a time for a phone interview. You'll get a confirmation with everything you need to know.

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Step 2: Interview

You'll have a 30 minute call to discuss the scope and deliverables of the project directly with Voice for Asian Elephants Society, and for them to confirm you're a good fit.

Step 3: Start

Once accepted, you'll be able to get right to work. We will check in with you periodically to make sure you have everything you need.