Featured service donor: Jet Simon
It is thrilling having a service donor community that embraces the philanthropic spirit. We are starting an initiative at the Raise5 blog highlighting members of our service donor community. Excited to kickoff this initiative with service donor Jet Simon. Jet is currently offering not one but three wonderful donations of service on Raise5. Without further ado, we feature Jet Simon.
Raise5: Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Are you a student, world traveler, activist?
Jet Simon: I’m a student, and I want to go to Waterloo University when I’m older.
R5: Are you currently in elementary or secondary school?
R5: What would you like to study at Waterloo?
JS: Computer Science.
R5: What drew you to digital illustration?
JS: I wanted to do non-pixel art related art and messed around with the pen tool, because it was the only one that would look okay using a mouse.
R5: What digital or traditional artists inspire you?
JS: Jack Kirby is cool. And a lot of artists on the internet. And the Incredibles special features disk I watched about 10 times when I was 6.
R5: You are donating a service, showing people how to make a cartoon drawing in Adobe Illustrator. Can you share a pen tool tip with us?
JS: I can really only say to try and make weird shapes. And figure out how you made them.
R5: When you are not donating your talents to support a cause, how do you spend your free time?
JS: I’m working on a game with some other people online, doing 3D modeling.
R5: What inspired you to push the “donate service” button and share your talent?
JS: I waited about 2 months for Raise5 to be released and wanted to help by adding a service.
R5: What advice would you give your peers who are thinking of donating creatively to raise money for their favorite charity of non-profit?
JS: If you’re thinking about adding a service, no matter how lame it is. Just add it. Because chances are, it’s not lame at all.
Encourage our youth and check out Jet’s donor service.