Step Out Buffalo & WNY Artists are teaming up to bring you a new limited edition, Buffalo-born design benefiting a different local charity each month.
August’s collaboration features Western New York designer Danielle Podeszek, owner of local graphic design business Pod Design Shop. Danielle specializes in logo and apparel design with a big, bold, colorful and fun style. You might recognize design work she’s done for WNY companies like Black Iron Bystro, Juicy Burger, and Hartman’s Distilling Co.
Our August design, titled “Buffalo Beach Club” is the ultimate reminder to locals, expats, and out-of-towners alike that Western New Yorkers live on one of the Great Lakes and have some pretty amazing summers. It’s not all snow and clouds around here! “Buffalo Beach Club” is featured on a variety of apparel and accessories including but not limited to adult t-shirts, tank tops, long sleeves, and sweatshirts as well as youth and baby items for the entire month of August. Accessories include face masks and tote bags.
This month a portion of each and every item sold will benefit For Every Little Handprint, an organization empowers kids and teens in Buffalo who are grappling with the effects of poverty. For Every Little Handprint equips students with individualized school supplies and books, connects them with mentors, and empowers them with tools to keep and use the creativity people so often lose as they grow older. Founded by Olivia Larson, who was 16 when the organization started, the organization remains focused on tackling the issue of childhood poverty in our region today.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Remember, you have just one month to get these limited edition designs, so don’t forget to place your orders by August 31, 2020.
Profits from the August merch campaign will be split evenly between our charity of the month, For Every Little Handprint; this month’s designer, Danielle Podeszek; and Step Out Buffalo, the small local business behind the project.
We thank you, Buffalo, for your enthusiastic and lasting support of this project. We are thrilled to continue introducing Buffalo-born designs to your wardrobe and prolong our collaboration with local artists and charities.
Don’t forget to post photos of your new gear as soon as you get it and tag @stepoutbuffalo, @PodDesignShop, @foreverylittlehandprint and #stepoutbuffaloXartists!
ABOUT THE DESIGN | “BUFFALO BEACH CLUB”
When outsiders think of Buffalo, they usually think snow. “Buffalo Beach Club”, designed by Danielle Podeszek of Pod Design Shop is the ultimate reminder to Western New Yorkers, expats, and out-of-towners alike that Buffalo is set on one of the Great Lakes and has some of the best summers around. We highly recommend gifting this design to your friend who tends to forget that little fact and doesn’t let you forget it!
ARTIST BIO | DANIELLE PODESZEK
Danielle Podeszek is the owner and designer of local graphic design business, Pod Design Shop. She specializes in logo and apparel design with a big, bold, colorful and fun style. When Danielle is not designing, you can find her running ultramarathons, playing basketball and throwing javelins. Find out more and see her work on Dribble and Instagram.
ABOUT FOR EVERY LITTLE HANDPRINT
For Every Little Handprint empowers kids and teens in Buffalo who are grappling with the effects of poverty. We equip students with individualized school supplies and books, connect them with mentors, and empower them with tools to keep and use the creativity people so often lose as they grow older. For Every Little Handprint was founded by Olivia Larson, who was 16 when the organization started, and remains focused on tackling the issue of childhood poverty in our region. For more information, visit foreverylittlehandprint.org and check out the organization on Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT STEP OUT BUFFALO
StepOutBuffalo.com is a local website based in Western New York that informs people on the latest and greatest happenings in the area. We’re a popular and ever-growing resource for people all over the region, as well as a small, locally owned and operated business. Follow us on Instagram @stepoutbuffalo, Twitter @stepoutbflo, Facebook (Step Out Buffalo) and Tik Tok @stepoutbuffalo.