Ramzy Masri, senior designer at Nickelodeon, is Viacom’s Talent For Good Employee spotlight this March. Read more to find out how Ramzy’s used his Talent for Good and how you can give back today.
Why did you decide to volunteer through Talent for Good?
I believe that good causes deserve the best resources to relay their messages and connect with their audience. There are so many hardworking non-profits that are overworked and understaffed — the opportunity to donate my time to a cause that I’m passionate about was a blessing.
What was your experience working on a Talent For Good project?
I volunteered with The Lowline, the world’s first underground park, and designed ‘Lowline Lab‘ — an exhibit showcasing the technology that makes underground parks possible. I designed informational panels, wayfinding, merchandise and promotional materials.
One of my favorite things about being a designer is that every new project is an opportunity to learn about something new. This project was no different — I’m an environmentalist at heart, and it was interesting to learn about this new technology and how it could revolutionize the way humans interact with their environment. The team at the Lowline is so excited to make this dream a reality, and contributing to this enthusiasm was inspiring.
Ramzy Masri, a volunteer for Talent for Good, designed the Lowline Lab.
How has participating in Talent for Good helped your career?
I’m new to the New York City area, and through my Talent For Good project, I developed strong professional and personal relationships with the team. I feel thankful to be a part of a new and exciting project that benefits the people of NYC. As a designer interested in using my professional skill as a force for positive change in the world, this project is also a wonderful case study for my portfolio.
What advice would you share with a colleague interested in participating?
There’s no better feeling than working on something that will have a positive impact on people’s lives.
Any additional feedback to share?
I am thankful for this opportunity and I plan to apply for another project in the next few months.
*You can see more of Ramzy’s work at the Lowline Lab, which is free and open to the public every weekend from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.