by Andi Scull, Founder and Creative Director, HOPE Organization
14 years ago, I founded the HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Campaign with the help of acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey. This campaign is a non-profit that connects creatives with social causes through projects and events. We’ve raised awareness about the crisis in Darfur, Sudan, developed youth mentorship programs, and supported local artists of all ages.
The next big project for 2022 is launching the HOPE Outdoor Gallery and Art Park at a site just outside the Austin airport. It’s actually our second gallery and with it, a blank canvas. The first gallery, a temporary installation established in 2010, was a runaway success. We transformed a neglected hillside into a temporary art installation for muralists and street artists to create public art, and it became a homebase for art education classes and community gathering. We have even bigger dreams, and a ton of work to do. To streamline the creative planning and production process of this new build, we’re relying on Dropbox and DocSend.
A workflow where the work comes first—facilitated by Dropbox
I’ve been a Dropbox business user since 2014. As an art director and graphic designer, I used to lug around a seven-pound laptop, digital camera, and multiple backup drives. (I remember deleting photos in real time at photoshoots just to free up space.) Someone sent me a Dropbox link and I was intrigued the minute I saw the interface. It was easy to understand and user friendly. I moved everything onto Dropbox, and eliminated my worries about storage and file management.