April Design Challenge: Animals+Humans

March 27, 2018

April Design Challenge: Animals+Humans

Do you love pets and pet adoption? We're soliciting designs in support of adoption that depict the unique bond between animal+human. Submit your design during the month of April to be featured! And be sure to checkout the designs we've received so far.

Above illustrations by JW & Melissa Buchanan, Maike Plenzke, and Natascha Rosenberg


Creative Brief

As all pet owners know, the bond between human and pet is incredibly special. The companionship provided by pets is a unique bond. And when you adopt a pet from a local animal shelter you’re saving a life. The work done by animal shelters is incredibly important and needs both support and recognition. That’s why we’re building a collection of designs that demonstrate the powerful bond between  people and their pets.

Each design should depict both a human and an animal and speak to the special nature of the relationship. The collection will stand alongside the spoken and written stories collected by SF SPCA’s Companion Chronicles project and will be exhibited throughout the Bay Area in 2018.

Your Design Should:

  • Depict the powerful bond between a human and an animal (ideally you and your pet).
  • Have a simple, single-color background.
  • Be Marked as "Animal Rights" and "Animal Adoption" on the upload form
  • Optional: Include pro-adoption/rescue text (i.e. Adopt An Animal - Save  A Life)
  • Be a vertically oriented, 12" by 16" RGB image at a resolution of 300dpi (3600 by 4800 pixels) that is a JPG or PNG
  • Keep a safe area of at least 1" on all sides (don’t place text too close to the edge)
  • Include an apparel file that is layered or includes a transparent background (AI, PSD, PNG, TIFF)

Submit Your Design(s) Here

How-It Works

Creative Action Network is a marketplace for social impact design work covering a range of progressive issues. All designs that meet the requirements listed below will be published as prints and select designs will be made into apparel and other home goods. You will receive 40% of all profits and 10% will be donated to our non-profit cause partners.

Proceeds Support

Proceeds from this campaign support San Francisco SPCA and their efforts in saving, protecting, caring, and advocating for animals. They are a nationally-recognized leader in animal welfare, with a history of innovation in animal care, animal rights, and proactive prevention programs. For their 150th birthday they’re launching Companion Chronicles, a project that will provide animal lovers with the opportunity to record and share their stories about the animals that have transformed them by bringing merriment, miracles, magic and meaning to their lives.

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