What was the scope of their involvement?
We had a theme for this year’s campaign in our head, so we discussed it with David [Lachowicz, Creative Director, DMi Partners] for 25–30 minutes. A week later, we had a mock-up of the initial design. Within 2 weeks, we’d made great progress, which is indicative of the quickness and attention to detail with which David and DMi work. David provided a lot of constructive feedback throughout the process. He was honest about what worked and what didn't work.
He helped us develop the look and feel of the campaign, designed for us an 8-panel folding brochure filled with content, and created 2 different versions of a letter that goes out to past and prospective donors. In addition, he designed 2 easily customizable versions of remittance cards for us to send out.
What is the team dynamic?
Patrick McKenna, one of the owners of the company, assigned us to David, so we mostly have been working with him for the past 5–6 years.
How did you come to work with DMi?
It's my third year working with David, but our organization has worked with him for six years. Patrick is a former YouthBuild board member, so that’s how we were connected initially.
How much have you invested with them?
They do the work for us pro bono.
What is the status of this engagement?
This year, we worked with them from September–October, but we’ve worked them on similar projects for the past 6 years.