Build your portfolio and design for the greater good!
By working with local organizations it can help you land clients while building your brand and network.
Another benefit of working locally is the opportunity to take photos of the finished design (on signage, stationery, etc.). It’s these contextual shots that can turn an average portfolio into an excellent one.
Additionally, you’re building your network of local business contacts, and the stronger your network, the more help that’s available throughout your design career.