Call for Collaboration: your chance to collaborate with Kelly Anna on a limited edition zine

19 February 2019

We’re excited to announce Call for Collaboration – a new It’s Nice That x Dropbox Paper project connecting creatives from across the world to collaborate on fun, fully commissioned creative projects. Each month we’ll spotlight the projects on It’s Nice That and show how Dropbox Paper helps these great ideas come to life.

In the first of our on-going collaborations with Dropbox Paper, beloved print designer and illustrator Kelly Anna is on the lookout for a graphic designer to collaborate on a new zine! The end goal for Kelly is to create an impactful, limited edition zine championing female strength.

“I want to work closely with a graphic designer/typographer to create an energetic zine which visually represents women’s strength. Using powerful cut out visuals and wording with strong reference to vintage olympic visuals,” Kelly tells It’s Nice That of her brief. "A book to inspire women to feel powerfully fearless.”

The inspiration for this brief has developed from Kelly’s love of reading stories on boundary pushing women throughout history. In doing this, Kelly discovered Katherine Switzer, who officials attempted to eject from the 1967 Boston marathon, simply because she was a woman. During this time marathon running was firmly considered a man’s sport, due to the supposed fragile form of a female.

“Katherine’s story just related to that feeling I used to get in high school when I wanted to play with the ‘lads’, but it just wasn’t the done thing,” says Kelly, whose work regularly features sport motifs. “We were seen as ‘too fragile’,” she explains, “even though I knew I wasn’t. I wish I had the courage back then like I do now. I just love the way she didn’t even see it as an issue and did it anyway. I fell for her fearlessness.”

How to enter

Choose examples of your existing work which demonstrates what Kelly Anna is looking for to make this project come to life.

Upload your work on Instagram with #CallForCollaboration @itsnicethat and tell us why you’d love to take part.

It’s Nice That and Kelly Anna will pick one person from the submissions to take part in the collaboration on Friday 1st March.

The collaboration to create the project will take place from 4th – 18th March. You must be able to take part during these dates.

Important Information

This collaboration is fully commissioned, a fee will be agreed between It’s Nice That and the selected collaborator before the project begins.

We’re not asking people to create original work to enter, instead we want you to showcase your existing work, ideas and talents.

Terms and Conditions

Entries to the Call For Collaboration project will be open from 12pm GMT 19th February 2019 to 12am GMT 1st March 2019.

All entrants must enter examples of their work through the #CallForCollaboration on Instagram in order to be shortlisted for the project.

All creative work must legally belong to the individual uploading entry through copyright law.

It’s Nice That reserves the right to choose any individual to take part in #CallForCollaboration project.

The project is a paid commission. A fee will be decided between by It’s Nice That and the individual / individuals to be agreed upon in a contract separate from the terms and conditions listed here.

On being selected for the project, the chosen individual / individuals must be willing to sign a contract to deliver the work and assets affiliated with the campaign. Separate terms and conditions will be presented in this contract.

It’s Nice That and Dropbox are not liable to any costs or expenses affiliated with individuals submitting work to the #CallForCollaboration project. By entering this project, you release It’s Nice That, Dropbox, and Instagram from any claims or losses relating to the #CallForCollaboration project.

This project is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. It’s Nice That is the soul sponsor of this project.

It’s Nice That and Dropbox hold no rights to publish entries made on #CallForCollaboration on any of its digital or print channels.

The individual / individuals who are chosen for the project may not exchange the commission fee for any alternative cash or prize.

By entering your work to #CallForCollaboration on Instagram, you submit that you have fully understood and agreed with the terms and conditions listed above.

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Lucy Bourton

Lucy (she/her) joined It’s Nice That as a staff writer in July 2016 after graduating from Chelsea College of Art. In January 2019 she was made deputy editor and in November 2021, became a senior editor predominantly working on It’s Nice That's partnerships. Feel free to get in contact with Lucy about creative projects for the site or potential partnerships.

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