It’s a well known fact that most businesses have taken quite the hit with the onset of COVID-19. With most doors ordered shut, brick and mortar businesses have been a group feeling the intense effects on their usual face-to-face operations. During this time, we are using our platforms to help get the word out on how you can still support local businesses despite the circumstances. From our guide to what’s open and spotlights on how neighborhoods like Coconut Grove have taken action, to our weekly digital market, we are trying our best to keep small business information at your fingertips.
To continue on this campaign, we’ve used our Support Local FL platform to team up with our friends at ACEVEDO Aesthetics Corporation to rally designers to get behind the cause in Miami. A few weeks ago, Angel Acevedo, donated his time to giving a local restaurant a storefront banner design at no cost and he was inspired to continue giving back with his time and talent. Seeing this, we were inspired to see how we can use our channels to get this information out there and rally other Miami designers, photographers, and more to do the same. So with a call to action, the creative community absolutely showed up to give back with their time.
Below, you will find the designers, and various other creatives, who came forward willing to offer their services for free or at a significantly reduced cost to brick and mortar businesses.
ACEVEDO Aesthetics Corporation
Offering: Free one hour of design of social media posts, video thumbnails, web images, simple edits, etc.
Email Angel Acevedo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering: Art direction and creative production for five hours per week until mid-May
Email Alejandra Shuman at email@example.com
Offering: 1-2 hours per week for animation and logo animation
Byron Gronseth Creative
Offering: Design, writing, lettering, branding, voiceover, and more
Contact Byron Gronseth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering: Product and lifestyle photography with time to depend on business needs
Email Desiree Prieto at email@example.com
DiLyon Creative Group
Offering: Two hours per week on consulting and strategy for communications, initiatives and content. Also basic design work for digital or print related to re-opening or restarting for
Email Mario de Leon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering: Print and design donations
Email Barbara Cobas at ail email@example.com
Offering: Illustration services for promo, swag, t-shirts, social media, stickers, etc.
Email Elizabeth Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering: Design, illustration, typography, and more
Email Greg Gayle at email@example.com
IMA 305 STUDIOS
Offering: Studio time up to four hours per week
Call Villano at 786-571-3580
Offering: Multimedia illustrations, social media and promo designs for three hours per week
Email Lauren Quesada at shopLaurenQ@gmail.com
Offering: Concepting and execution content solutions for 4 hours weekly as long as this pandemic is still impacting us.
Email Mafê Souza at firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering: Designs and illustrations up to three hours per week
Email Maria Lumbi at Maria.email@example.com
Offering: Photography and editing
Contact Marianela Mansanilla at firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering: Willing to donate time for graphic design
Email Marta Sorribas at email@example.com
Offering: Three instagram post designs (1 hour of work)
Email Adriana Maz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mel Vargas Media
Offering: Copy for social media posts, emails, announcements and other promotional copy needed. She is also willing to do 30 minute fire chats where businesses can ask specific questions regarding messaging and content.
Email Mel Vargas at email@example.com
Offering: Two hours per day for design until mid-May
Email Mia Almaguer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering: Copywriting – editing and proofreading | Social media – strategy, brand identity, and influencer networking | Up to 3 hours per week
Email Michelle Wallace at email@example.com
Offering: Photography 3-5 hours per week, until the city “re-opens”
Email Mike Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering: 5 – 8 hours of design per week for the next two weeks
Email Natalia Ariza at email@example.com
Offering: Five hours per week of content and copywriting through May.
Email Rebecca Larger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca White Design
Offering: Create one custom-designed graphic that communicates about your biggest need or your most important offering. For example: a social media post image, a web graphic, a flyer or postcard, etc.
Email Rebecca White at email@example.com
Offering: Product photos ($200), video (per project), social media strategy ($500), AR IG Filters ($400)
Email Vince Rives at firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering: Three hours per week for graphic design (social media posts, email, print and digital, branding, lettering and illustration).
Email Diana Sandoval email@example.com
Offering: A couple of hours for design a day for the next two weeks
Email Jesus Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering: Graphics for social media, email, print and digital, branding, design, lettering for free all day every day.
Email Vanessa Galindo at email@example.com
Offering: Help with any retail environment design and build needs including shop or merchandise display renovations or future event builds
Offering: Vector portrait, abstract designs, digital work creation, and photography
Once you have all these beautiful creative assets the next thing on your mind may be getting them printed or putting them up on a website. So of course we’ve got a couple of options for you below.
Off the heels of donating 10 banner signs to restaurants, Printing Planet is now offering 20% off your order on their site with the code LOCAL20 (doesn’t include 5000 business cards or promo flyers).
Don’t have a website? Our friends at Monitor Media Group are offering to create 1-3 page websites, fully hosted, designed, and secured by them at absolutely no cost until July 1, 2020. Find out more here.
Cover photo: Arkadia1981