When I graduated from college, I continued practicing what I learned about advertising and marketing by volunteering with friends. They weren’t anything spectacular, but the feedback and outcomes were positive.

In 2014, I was asked to create a quick advertisement for the 501st Legion, using the previous year’s ad as a template and improving it. This was a temporary, but memorable chance to give back to the 501st as their PR representative’s son was dealing with cancer at the time.

Simple social media advertisement for the Sioux Falls 501st Legion
Simple social media advertisement for the Sioux Falls 501st Legion

I have friends who are also heavily involved with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. I was again asked if I could update/improve the previous year’s design, so I kept it simple, and the responses were positive. Basic lesson: You don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time.

Social media advertisement for a St. Baldrick's Foundation volunteer
Social media advertisement for a St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteer