The date for the Qualicum Beach Gala Auction, organized by the local Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club, is fast approaching. This annual fun & glamour-filled event has been raising funds to support local programs and projects that contribute to the betterment of our community for the past 20 years. When the organizers asked if we could track down the themed artwork we had provided for the past few years, I realized that it had actually been more than a few. Blackberry Creative has been providing pro bono design services to the Gala for the past decade…. and we have been very pleased to do so!

One of the joys of pro bono work—along with the feel good of being able to do something constructive to help—is the latitude in style and design that we have been able to explore. As with many charitable events, the production budgets for promoting it are small to non-existent— digital copies for posters, programs etc. being the standard—but the freedom to pretty much go in any design direction we chose is a wonderful opportunity. This year the event is flashing back to the 70s & 80s with an ABBA tribute… hmm, where to find my white platform boots!

Here’s a look back through ten years of Blackberry Creative Gala design…

Pro Bono design courtesy of Blackberry Creative