I have a really cool opportunity for any designers looking to use their design skills to positively impact the lives of others, and likely get some press coverage and potentially a paying job at the same time.
I was contacted by James from Made For Me, a 3D printing service that recently expanded operations from Australia and New Zealand to North America. They are working on a great community project with a local university, the University of British Columbia (UBC), here in Canada. The project involves creating 3D printed textural topographic maps to help visually impaired undergraduate students in the biology faculty to learn about biomes and different land cover ecologies in areas that will later be visited for field studies. They are looking for a designer with some 3D design expertise that can help them create textures for the map. The project details are:
- Looking for a 3D designer to help create textures that represent different zone types on a topographical map (elevated topographical map already designed)
- Project to be used to help visually impaired students at UBC in biology
- There will have little or no monetary compensation for the initial prototype, but potential for future work if project is given the green light by the university
- UBC will put out a press release if the project is successful -> story VERY likely to get picked up by industry media
- Timeline is end of October for completion
If this sounds like an opportunity you’re interested in, let us know by responding to this post and we’ll get in touch to see if you’re a good fit, at which point you’ll be given any other details you need!