Their Story is Our Story: Giving Voice to Refugees
Their Story is Our Story (TSOS) is a non-profit organization that seeks to give a voice to refugees by allow for their story to be shared through social media, art, exhibits, and publications. TSOS wanted to create a brochure that expressed the goals of the organization and gave a glimpse into the mission of providing an opportunity to refugees to share their story.
I developed a poster that folds down into a small-intimate brochure for TSOS. The goal was to create an impactful experience that would encourage continued interest in the organization and the refugee crisis. I decided to highlight the beautiful photography that was provided to me by TSOS in my exploration and execution of design solutions.
IS A STANDARD BROCHURE THE RIGHT SOLUTION TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS OF THIS PROJECT?
TSOS came to us with a request for a trifold brochure. Before diving into any of the design we sought out to question whether or not this was the most effective option for sparking interest in the refugee stories shared by the organization. I presented two alternate options that I felt would serve as a more impactful solution, while considering the limiting factors that were at play for this specific project (an extremely short timeline, a limited budget, and the fact that I was the only resource for execution).
“It’s exquisite. It conveys individual, particular stories, but also this sense of an entire crushing community that is pushing towards us, needing help”
-Melissa Bradford, TSOS Team Member