As the Covid-19 virus re-emerges in our communities and we are back into the restrictions of Level 2 and 2.5, our need for inter-connectedness is highlighted. I believe strongly in building relationships between people and strengthening communities, this is really important both professionally and in life in general.
Image: Three promotional poster designs for my local RSA club.
In practice in my professional life this means I have regular clients, some of who I’ve worked with for over a decade. I also enjoy strong collaborative relationships with other complementary businesses (communication professionals, website strategists, photographers etc). And I appreciate the ongoing support and friendships of networking groups like Chrysalis for Women.
Image: Fundraising tea towel design for my local school.
As a creative, my support often looks like a poster here, a sign there and a tea towel design that pops up everywhere. My volunteer work often has the added bonus of being fun creatively or is a project that’s a bit different and offers an opportunity to learn new skills or information. A win/win!
Image: Invite design for Brazillian drumming group, Wellington Batucada.
Sometimes my interest is more about creating a special community space – my ‘Book shed in the Bay’ free book exchange has proved very popular.
Image: One of the growing number of local free book exchanges.
And if you are stopping to browse for a book and you want to stop and flick through it, or just enjoy the sunshine, it’s nice to have a place to sit and contemplate.
So, in the face of uncertainty let’s spread a little kindness where we can.