Awesome Volunteer Kevin Sterling Uses His Design Skills to Serve
- Jun 20, 2012
- Category: News
Name: Kevin Sterling
Church: Apostles Church
Family: Wife, Whitney, and baby boy expected in a few weeks!
Neighborhood: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Favorite Neighborhood Hangout: Café Royal in Greenpoint
Occupation: Freelance graphic designer and copywriter
Volunteers With: Professionals in Action, our program for volunteers to complete short-term pro-bono projects for our affiliates. Kevin has worked on pro-bono design and branding projects for Brooklyn Jubilee, Young Life, and New Song.
How did you find the time to volunteer? One thing I like about PIA projects is that they're flexible. It's not like being in a soup kitchen at 6 in the morning. The PIA projects are great because I can easily fit them into my schedule.
What have you enjoyed about working on these PIA projects? I think I've really enjoyed going to neighborhoods and places that I honestly would never have gone to. For Brooklyn Jubilee, we went to a health fair in Flatbush, a very historic Brooklyn neighborhood. I’ve lived in the city for five years and never had a reason to go there. We went for a photo shoot to get some of the Brooklyn Jubilee people in action. It was very rewarding to get a perspective on someone else's life.
What keeps you volunteering for PIA projects? For me, it just feels ultimately more rewarding than work that I do for other clients. It's really nice to detach your work from monetary value and really focus on designing something of quality that also makes a difference.