TReND is a charity supporting scientific capacity building across Africa. They run cutting edge biomedical training courses, provide universities with scientific equipment, run academic volunteering and outreach schemes, and support and work with African researchers.

I developed a completely new poster design approach for their different projects. They had before just a plain-text version of the posters and they needed an eye-catching poster design to be able to stand out from the crowd at University halls and on science conventions and events.

The one highlighted here promotes the Volunteering options at an African research University. The second design encourages people to donate equipment and materials to run their programs and courses at one of their many African partner institutes. Unfortunately, it is very common that perfectly working equipment is gathering dust in so many Western labs. And the third poster design is focused on community engagement, as volunteering with TReND in Africa involves amazing community events (from  ‘Ask A Scientist” Radio programmes to public lectures to “Meet A Scientist”, including hand-on activities in microscopy to 3D printing, ) Some invaluable experiences for volunteers and young Africans who are driven by science and eager to learn.