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KUCD DESIGNATHON IS A 24 HOUR PRO-BONO DESIGN EXTRAVAGANZA!

Teams of volunteer Communication Design students from Kutztown University along with professors and alumni, design and produce pro-bono creative works for area non-profit organizations.

By volunteering our time and talents we are able to donate graphic design services to help our community at large.

Kutztown University’s Communication Design Department has conducted this successful program for more than a decade and over that time, has successfully donated over a million dollars of free design services for are non-profits.

Non-profit agencies are invited to participate by filling out the on-line call for entries. This entry form allows our panel of judges to accept work that can be successfully completed in the 24 hour timeframe as well as pose a creative challenge to our talented students. Based on past experiences the types of projects that work best in our format are, logos/identity, posters, brochures, ad campaigns, mural design, small scale websites, and other small scale projects. Check out our gallery to see samples of our work.

If chosen, the non-profit agencies will be notified and invited to attend both the opening and the closing reception. Because of the educational nature of the event, it is imperative that a representative from the organization attend both receptions.

Faculty, staff, alumni and the Kutztown University chapter of AIGA (the professional organization for graphic designers), work hard to organize this event. Interested in joining the fun?

Well, don’t hesitate any longer.

recipe for a designathon extravaganza

  • Talented student volunteers
  • Faculty and alumni Art Directors
  • FOOD, FOOD AND MORE FOOD
  • Fun, games, prizes and giveaways
  • Non-profits in need of design work
  • COFFEE, LOTS OF COFFEE
  • Department and university support
  • Donations

Let us help your non-profit

While the benefits to the non-profits are obvious, the benefit to the creative folks are just as powerful and long lasting.