Mural Contest Submission – YW Boston

Official Rules

Calling Boston-area artists, illustrators, and designers!

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If you could get the people of Boston to stop on The Greenway for a moment and DRAW, how would you do it? The Greenway invites you to submit an idea, challenge, or prompt for a new program called DRAW that will inspire Greenway visitors to sit down together and draw along our 1.5 mile park system!
To participate, please send the following to Kait Levesque (klevesque@rfkgc.org):

  • A few sentences suggesting simple steps Greenway visitors can take to make a drawing, ideally inspired by some aspect of your own practice, The Greenway, or Boston;
  • One or two images (JPG, etc, suitable for printing 5” x 5”)
  • A very short sentence describing who you are and (optional) how the activity might relate to you/your work.

We’ll put these ideas on large rolodex-style cards and attach them to our drawing boards, available wherever the Uni pops up.

Out on the street, we’ll provide people with pencils, charcoal, paper, and other drawing tools. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to facilitate, but your ideas will provide the inspiration to get people started.

The Uni DRAW cart is a new part of The Greenway’s Play programming. Designed and built by The Uni Project, NYC, the cart will pop up in our many parks serving neighbors, commuters, and especially, our youth visitors from areas around Boston. We are dedicated to engaging our visitors in the beauty and fun of The Greenway and Boston. Your contribution will mean a great deal to the people we meet. Thanks for helping us create an oasis for drawing on The Greenway.

We are unable to respond to all entries. You will receive a reply only if your prompt is chosen.

Thank you,

Katherine Levesque
Play Coordinator
Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
185 Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111

Ux Design taken to a whole new level..

Makey Makey – “An Invention Kit for Everyone

https://www.americasgreatestmakers.com/video/makey-makey/  (elevator pitch like video)

$49.97

  • Turn everyday objects like bananas into touchpads!
  • Connect the world around you to your computer! Setup takes just seconds.
  • Just plug, clip, and play! No programing knowledge needed.
  • 1000s of possibilities! Draw your own game controller! Dance like never before!
  • No software to install. Works with Mac and Windows.

“Fiver”

Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name. The site is primarily used by Freelancers who use Fiverr to offer services to customers worldwide. Currently, Fiverr lists more than three million services on the site that range between $5 and $500.

(Click on pic for link) Below is an example of one of the services offered. Its a tough market out there but it doesn’t mean its better. Is good to know what we are competing against. Most of the people that use fiver are start-ups, home based businesses, or  people that want a quick design and might not have the means to hire a greater quality designer/service.

do any Photoshop edit

Catch is: the lower the price the lower the quality and longer delivery times.

Additionally is good to create a presence here, if you are efficient with your time and do not overthink the process, it might be a great tool to work on volume and production skills “while you get paid for learning”

Beware, Consider before becoming a Fiver Freelancer:

You are competing with the rest of the world where in some places  minimum wage could be as little as 5 dollars a day. So don’t expect to get rich out of this website, specially if you under deliver due to time constraints.

know the lingo of contracts, what rights you are selling and what your duties are.

Stablish and understand  the competitive fee structure before jumping in cold waters as a fiver Freelancer. Avoid headaches by  Making everything clear. look up your “stablished competitor’s” contracts fine print on their services.

Good luck !

 

 

“Designing” your financial life

In the creative field most of us tend to use the right hemisphere more, for which is easy to overlook some important logical things. Like a little thing called MONEY.

Spending $5 on haute coffee isn’t a bad splurge once in a while. But do it every day and that $5 treat is a $150-a-month expense — that’s $1,800 a year — just for your daily cup of joe.

Below is the link to an article that skims over common mistakes and strategies to plan for a more stable future.

How to Avoid 12 Common Money Mistakes