Aquent and Vitamin T’s 2018 Designing for Good Grant Recipients Announced

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Five $5,000 grants to be awarded to designers to use their creative talent in support of their favorite nonprofit.

Winners have been announced for Aquent and Vitamin T’s second-annual Designing for Good. The program awards $5,000 design grants to five creative professionals who create proposals to use their skills in making a difference for a nonprofit organization of their choosing.

“Great design is a cornerstone of any successful marketing campaign, whether for a global corporation or a local pet shelter,” says Cheryl King, president of Aquent. “We’re proud to support the important work these designers are doing.”

This year’s winners include:

  • Becca Rand for World Care, which recycles and repurposes everything from wheelchairs to computers for people in need in her hometown of Tucson and around the world.
  • Roberta Morris for Career Girls, a San Francisco-based organization that inspires girls to pursue STEM careers.
  • Chris Ballasiotes for Northwest Adoption Exchange. This Seattle-based nonprofit helps youth in the foster care system connect with potential adoptive families through personal storytelling.
  • Jacquie Cheek for City Heights Coffee Shop. A specialty tea and coffee house, this San Diego gathering place employs at-risk youth, giving them on-the-job training, life skills guidance, and job placement services.
  • Keir Janey for Write Boston, which encourages writing and critical thinking for teens, many of whom are new to the United States.

Winners were chosen based on creativity, feasibility, and the potential to make the strongest impact for good. Four industry experts generously offered their time to judge: Marianne Dear of Wellcome, Gerry Scullion of Humana Design, Jason Pamental of Isovera, and Carla Silvey of BusinessBlocks.

"As a company committed to helping people, Designing for Good is a truly rewarding program for us,” says Vitamin T President, Susie Hall. “For the second year in a row, we received applications from around the world, filled with inspired ideas for incredible causes. We can’t wait to see how these five $5,000 grants will make a difference!"

Winning submissions can be viewed at

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