SHIP is a volunteer, non-profit organization that addresses urgent needs of hundreds of Frederick County, Maryland K–12 public school students experiencing homelessness.
I volunteered to plan, design, and develop a website to raise awareness, attract volunteers, and simplify the donation process. I also wrote a user/style guide for their team. Giving back to the community through design was immensely rewarding.
SHIP provided me with statistics on area poverty rates, background information, the logo, and site content. I researched non-profits and assembled a photo board for inspiration.
After wireframing, reviewing ideas with the team, and making changes, I created the visual design around their content. I was inspired by their existing logo and used motivational stock imagery to protect children’s identities.
Post-launch, I designed and wrote a user/style guide outlining design attributes and how to make updates and gather form submissions. I also included their server and Google Analytics information so they would have it in one place.