Creative skills for Good | Navdeep Gill | Digital Marketing and Design specialist

Getting closer to the stories of freelancers who joined Work for Impact is an insightful and fulfilling journey for us, that it’s worth sharing. Today we’re happy to introduce you to the super energetic Navdeep Gill.

Navdeep is freelancer from Brisbane, expert in digital and graphic design, she has a great knowledge of content and digital, in particular in the non-profit environment.

I have been freelancing for the last 4 years, currently, the National Design Lead for a Not-For-Profit called YSPN (Youth Sikh Professional Network) where our mission is to create the conditions for Young Sikh Professionals to succeed and amplify their influence. I was previous Digital Communications Specialist for Blackbaud/Everyday Hero where their mission is to power social good using software solutions for the Faith Communities, Foundations, Schools and Nonprofits. I was also a Global Citizen as part of AIESEC for 2 years which is the world’s largest youth-run organisation affiliated with the United Nations. With my background and experience in content, social media, email and digital marketing as well as communications and design.

We asked Navdeep a few questions about the experience at Work for Impact:

Why did you join Work for Impact? 

For the longest time, I have wanted to use my creative skills for good and work with clients who are making a real difference in this world. Work for Impact is the perfect place to do that.

What motivates you? 

Knowing that the work I am doing is impacting someone, small or big. A fulfilling job is all I want day in and day out and that itself is motivation enough. 

How would you contribute to make the world a better place? 

I would love the opportunity to work with not-for-profits one-on-one and provide them with my creative skills. To be able to create the graphics for campaigns, marketing and promotional materials, social media strategy and content creation and more that contribute to an organisation’s purpose, vision and mission and campaigns.

Favourite organisation? 

Although I have many and there is an abundance of life-changing organisations out there, my favourite has to be Group 61. Group 61 is a volunteer mental health befriending program. Both friends (people who have experienced mental illness) and volunteers meet weekly to reduce social isolation. I was apart of this organisation as the volunteer and was partnered with a lovely lady, who unfortunately had brain cancer and suffered from depression. She was in an incredibly unfortunate situation where she was given a time limit and with that time limit she was on a mission to create something special for her grandchildren to pass down. I saw her 2-3 hours every week at the State Library of Queensland and assisted her in researching, writing, creating and designing a family history book on both sides of her family. It was a beautifully fulfilling experience, as I wrote over 30,000 words and designed 3 books, professionally printed as the result for her and her family.

What’s next?

If you want to know more, connect with Navdeep at Work for Impact. If you want to share your story as a freelancer, you can reach us at stories@workforimpact.com.

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