There’s something about designing for a purpose that always helps push me through creative blocks. This was especially true when it came to designing some charitable iPhone covers for Curated Cases. In my personal opinion, everything you design should always include compassion and deeper meanings than meet the eye.
For this particular project, the result was support for two amazing causes, with some bold and conversational pieces.
For Breast Cancer:
The “Boobs” case was inspired by strong women who are fighters and survivors of breast cancer. I’ve lost so many people to cancer in my lifetime, and since my father had prostate cancer (and beat it), I’m at a slightly higher risk for breast cancer in the future. Sometimes harsh realities can be eased by fun design — like these minimalist boobs that I hand drew.
A portion of proceeds from this item will be donated to SHARE, which supports, educates, and empowers people affected by breast or ovarian cancer. All of SHARE’s services are free of charge, confidential, and provided by survivors.
For Mental Health
The “I’m Okay” case was again personal for me. It’s so “normalized” for creatives to have mental health issues, and some even think it adds to the genius and process. But for me, mild anxiety can sometimes hinder that, as it does for most. This phone case is about taking time for self-care and knowing it’s okay to not be okay sometimes.
A portion of proceeds from this item will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families.
Feel Good Moment: So much joy filled my heart when a woman ordered the Boobs case and left a note about it being for her amazing sister who is currently fighting breast cancer. And that’s what it’s all about! Stay strong ladies.
What other great causes can you imagine a case design for?