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Kiss The Ground
Posted: June 09 2014
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DescriptionPosition: Graphic Design Intern
Course Credit (when applicable)
1 - 3 Portfolio Projects (that the intern will take ownership of)
4 Day Regenerative Farming Certification course (Optional - value $695.00)
Start Date: September 1st - December 31st (preferred but flexible if need be)
Total Work Hours: 20 hrs or less/week Non-profit Organization: Kiss The Ground (KTG)
Address: 628 Flower Ave. Venice CA 90291 info@Kisstheground.com
Mission: We are a non-profit that exists to share The Soil Story, and to promote and implement the rebuilding of soils to improve human and planetary health.
Why We Care: Conventional Agriculture vs. REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
The #1 Cause of CO2 to the atmosphere is also the #1 solution for reducing carbon from the atmosphere.
Conventional agricultural practices have moved 50-70 percent of carbon once stored in the soil into the atmosphere. This amounts to 65% of all CO2 added to the atmosphere by humans.
Rebuilding soils, using regenerative agricultural practices, like composting and inoculation of micro organisms, brings carbon from the atmosphere back into the soil.
The #1 Reason soil water holding capacity is down 75% is also the #1 Solution for increasing soil’s water holding capacity.
Conventional agriculture has decreased the water holding capacity of the top soil by 75. That means far more water is wasted, farmers loose money, polluted water ways, and lack of water available for plants during droughts.
Rebuilding soils by adding compost (organic mater) increases the water holding capacity of soil. Reducing water needs by 30-75 percent. Adding 1% organic matter allows an acre of land to hold 17,500 more gallons of water.
What We Do:
KTG focuses on 3 vehicles for change:
Education through Media
Implementation through Policy
Demonstration of Regenerative Agriculture
KTG Media Production Department is telling “The Soil Story”: why rebuilding soil is critical for human health and reversing climate change.
- Logo Design
- Web Design
- One Page Design
- Fundraising Campaigns, volunteer outreach, educational tools, and media production design
- Assisting the Art Director
Attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he attained a BA in illustration and an MA in Digital At and Imagery. Jon has designed for Dave Mathews, Jason Mraz , Brett Dennon, Eric Hutchinson, Ray LaMontagne, Maroon Five and others well known artists, and big companies including Tom’s Shoes, PACT Underwear, Blend Apparel, Café Gratitude, Spoken Glass and many, many more. jonmarro.com.
RequirementsInternship Program Goals
Graphic Designer Internship:
Communications, Business or Marketing major with experience in social networking
Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator, Powerpoint & InDesign Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint Strong design skills and attention to detail.
Showcase excellent oral and written communication skills
Solid organizational and time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with others Ability to multi-task and work effectively within a team as well as independently
Designing print materials: brochures, postcards, business cards, etc. -Developing designs for social media usage: covert art, banners & post graphics. -Developing campaign designs & branding: logos, marketing material.
Develop skills in branding, broadcast and interactive design formats.
Develop proficiency understanding of typography principles