ILLUSTRATOR & DESIGNER FOR BABY BASICS BANGLADESH
The What To Expect Foundation is looking for a creative illustrator and a graphic designer who want to be part of a very exciting project (paid freelance position).
In Bangladesh we are creating a simply written, beautiful pregnancy book filled with stories and illustrations that show the real lives of pregnant women in Bangladesh and helps families joyfully experience the journey of pregnancy. The book (which will be supported by education and health programming) will empower young women and help families support mothers and children throughout their pregnancy.
The illustrator for this project must have knowledge of the cultural traditions of Bangladesh. The illustrations will consist of a number of single color line drawings and 12 full color illustrations depicting a variety of images, from pregnant women, to babies, including babies in the womb at various stages of gestation, midwives and doctors, and detailed close ups, such as food items, or an expecting mom reading, etc. The illustrator will work with the What to Expect creative team, and will need to follow a strict timeline of submission dates. If not based in the US, the illustrator will be responsible for providing electronic versions of all art. Women who have been pregnant are strongly encouraged to apply.
The graphic designer for this project must be fluent in Bengali and English. They must have book design or other written materials experience, and be proficient (and own) the in InDesign program. The Graphic Designer will work with the creative team to take the text (being written in Bangladesh) and work on a format. This will be an iterative, very creative process. The designer can work remotely from the US or abroad – as long as they have continuous access to needed technology.
Interested candidates should contact the International Program Manager, Stacey Ramirez at firstname.lastname@example.org with a letter of interest and sample work. The What to Expect Foundation will ask illustrators for sample sketches of a pregnant Bangladeshi woman, and a close up of hands being washed
About the What to Expect Foundation
The What To Expect Foundation takes its name and leadership from the bestselling US parenting series that includes What To Expect When You’re Expecting. The What To Expect Foundation is a charitable NGO that creates pregnancy materials for women around the world that are beautiful, easy to read, and part of a program to improve the health and well-being of mothers and babies.
Our signature program is the Baby Basics prenatal health literacy program that has helped moms across the US expect better for themselves and their babies. Bringing together healthcare providers, literacy and health educators, and moms, Baby Basics Programs help women learn about their pregnancy, while learning important life skills so they can plan for themselves and their baby. More about the Baby Basics program in the United States can be found in these videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/BabyBasicsMomsClub