Learn About Jose’s Experience with Becky’s FundMay 9, 2014
Hello, my name is Jose Lorenzo Jimenez and I have been the graphic design intern for Becky’s Fund the past two semesters. Before I talk about my experience as an intern, I would first like to talk about my motivation to join Becky’s Fund. It is unfortunate how society still fails to see how serious of an issue domestic violence is. There are still an absurd amount of domestic violence incidents that go unreported. There are misconceptions on what counts as domestic violence and who can fall victim to it. Being the avid sports fan that I am, I have read too many articles on athletes who either abuse their wives/girlfriends or are abused themselves. I joined Becky’s Fund in hopes of helping raise awareness on this issue. as well as helping those who have been victims of domestic violence. Now you may be wondering how I would able to do these things as a graphic design intern, but you would be surprised on just how much you can help by being a part of Becky’s Fund.
My main job as a graphic design intern was to design materials for the numerous programs and events that Becky’s Fund holds throughout the year. It was my job to create different designs for flyers, banners, Facebook cover photos, etc. These materials would inform the public of important details regarding each event. Another responsibility of mine was to create sponsorship packages for each event to send to potential sponsors. These sponsorship packages would hopefully entice sponsors to support that particular event, as well as, Becky’s Fund. I was also in charge of updating the Becky’s Fund website whenever necessary. I would help post articles relating to domestic violence that the other interns wrote. In addition to these design focused tasks, I also helped out with other projects. For example, I occasionally updated our Facebook fan page with news regarding domestic violence. Not only was I introducing people to these articles, but I was also reading them myself. I learned a lot about domestic violence while doing this particular task.
I enjoyed my time working for Becky’s Fund. It made me feel like I was doing something worth while. Even though I was only designing materials such as flyers, banners, and sponsorship packages, I could not help but feel like I was helping spread awareness about domestic violence. I guess that is what is most important, it is not the fact that I gained job experience, it is not that I collected new designs to include in my portfolio, what is most important is that I played a part in the fight against domestic violence, no matter how small the part.