Graphic Design Program

Keyconcept Charities offers an intimate learning environment in which industry experts provide hands-on experience and demonstrate best practices. The graphic design program inspires interns to cultivate entrepreneurial values and a collaborative work ethic. This apprenticeship fosters the intercultural competence, teamwork, and leadership skill necessary to succeed in the industry.

 

Instructors will guide and support interns in developing and illustrating brand concepts, designing layouts of art and copy, preparing finished art and copy through typesetting and printing, coordinating vendor purchases, completing preventative maintenance of design equipment, troubleshooting malfunctions and maintaining equipment inventories. Interns will work directly with clients on all projects.

Graphic Design Project

Visual Media Community Project

Due to the devastating economic impact of the pandemic, in April 2020 Keyconcept Charities launched a noble cause to support Chicago local small business by providing free social media cross-promotional ads which encourage residents to support local small business and boost business sales. To continue to expand our audience reach, we would like to offer free projector mapping retail window display advertisement to Chicago local neighborhood small businesses while providing a needed hands-on business experience for the graphic design interns.

 

The target date to launch the Visual Media Community Project expansion will be June 1, 2021 and phase 1 will continue until June 1, 2022.  The projector mapping retail window display advertisement will be placed in 10 (ten) designated project sites throughout Chicago neighborhoods.  As soon as a project site is fully funded, the graphic design interns will design cross-promotional ads of selected local neighborhood businesses to be displayed on the projector mapping display.   Then the graphic design team will work to install the projector mapping kit at the designated local retail window. The projector mapping retail window displays will further encourage residents to support local small businesses and offer a dual function of keeping the local business areas revitalized.

 

The projector mapping retail window displays will further encourage residents to support local small businesses and offer a dual function of keeping the local business areas revitalized.