UNSGND is a female powered design agency focused on building brands for small businesses and artists while creating opportunities for young women of colour to work in design and tech. UNSGND was built out of the need for more affordable design and print services in one place for entrepreneurs and creatives getting their start in the world of business. It has grown into filling the employment gap in the creative and tech industry for young women of colour.
UNSGND believes that developing a strong economic foundation for the black community is a step towards social justice. The agency has put together a set of resources, services and actionable items that will get the ball rolling. More information can be found on the UNSGND website.
Black Business Directory
In collaboration with DMPR Agency, UNSGND is developing a black business directory that will live on the UNSGND site as long as the agency is in business.
Pay What You Can
UNSGND was started to serve big companies that just aren’t big yet. The agency was made to help the solopreneurs, small businesses and artists who have big visions, but don’t yet have the big budgets, and it wants to stay true to that — even in tough times. UNSGND understands how much of an economic impact COVID-19 has had on small businesses, side hustles, and creative careers, and how hard it is to churn out marketing material to make more money when the funds to create the marketing material might not be there.
UNSGND wants to see fellow small businesses making money, and it starts with solid branding and marketing. Small businesses can tell the agency about what they need — whether it’s a new logo or a website update — how much they can afford and UNSGND will make it happen. If the agency can’t meet the exact request, it will reach out with an alternative option.
Funding for Young Entrepreneurs
Starting July 1st and in perpetuity, 10% of profit from all UNSGND services will be put toward a fund that will support young business owners. The fund will assist young business owners with not only branding services, but fundamental business set up with hands on mentorship. Right now, the goal is to raise around $10,000 to provide grants of up to $1500 to 7 young business owners to provide them with the following:
- $500 toward branding: Logo and Website
- $500 toward professional services: including registering business name, setting up business banking, legal consultations, etc.
- $500 toward purchasing equipment or any other start up costs