This is Marcia, our Graphic Artist.
Marcia designs our website, formats and designs our newsletter, and designs the emails we send out to our volunteers, donors, and supporters. Marcia also designed our tenth anniversary logo, which we think is pretty cool!
In addition to the work she does for us, Marcia volunteers her time and skills to several other non-profits, both locally and internationally. She does graphic design and creates posters for the Universal Temple of the Arts, a non-profit that provides her neighborhood with free art and music classes for local children, and which has staged an annual jazz festival for the last twenty-five years. She also does graphic and Web design for Hands of Action Uganda, an organization that feeds and houses around two hundred children orphaned by HIV.
When asked why she loves Behind the Book, Marcia said, “because, as an artist, I love to see children write and draw – I believe it is a very important process that students can hold on to for their whole lives. What impresses me most is how Behind the Book is able to incorporate social issues into classroom programs, and encourages students to think about the pressing matters of our time, in an effort to produce artistic works in response.”
Her favorite childhood book is My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. She loves it for the illustrations, which she says are inspiring.
Marcia’s work and passion has been extremely valuable to Behind the Book, and we’re very glad to have her on board.