Grant ID: 8669cgtdf
Graph Advocates is a growing web3 community but we lack program-specific swag to represent ourselves as a distinct group or easily share within our community. This project aims to create 500 Graph Advocates stickers and a re-usable design for future prints. My current plan is to distribute the stickers to Graph Advocates in attendance at Graph Day 2023. The remainder will be given to key regional community members to share with those who couldn’t attend. I invite feedback from the Grant Committee and the community with respect to how to distribute the stickers throughout our community.
Are you applying as a team or individual?:
What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Please select the category your project best fits into:
Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Curators, Delegators, Indexers, Subgraph Developers, Other
How much funding are you looking for? (USD):
Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
- $275 for 500 custom vinyl stickers (3 inches x 3 inches) + shipping & tax
- $200 for custom design by Shawn Nutting, a graphic designer and tattoo artist from Los Angeles, CA
- He’s experienced with designing and ordering custom stickers from marketing his tattoo business
- We can reuse this design for re-ordering stickers or creating t-shirts in the future
- $25 for ordering and project management by Alex Pakalniskis
Have you applied for (or already received) funding from somewhere else?:
What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
I’d like to think this contribution will bring a smile to the face of any person who receives a custom Graph Advocates sticker. While not a revolutionary engineering marvel, I think stickers (and swag more generally) serve an important purpose to recognize community members for their contributions and to help promote our community through free advertising. Many people adorn their laptops with stickers so I envision well-placed Graph Advocates stickers might warrant a question or two from curious sticker admirers. The key to broader web3 adoption involves human-to-human conversation and stickers can be a vehicle to start a great chat.
What can you share about any past work that is relevant to this grant?:
Shawn Nutting is a graphic designer and tattoo artist based out of Los Angeles, CA. He regularly designs custom stickers to help promote his business. He recently redesigned Alex’s Discord event banner for “Code Along with Alex” events.
Alex Pakalniskis is a Graph Advocate and DAO member since April 2022.
Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
Alex has been a Graph Advocates program member since April 2022. He’s primarily been contributing as a Technical Teacher but has been dabbling with technical Content Creation and virtual Event Evangelism. He’s currently an indexer taking part in MIPs (IndexerDAO) and a Community Grant recipient for his “Code Along with Alex” education project. His “Rust Office Hours Resources” Community Grant proposal is currently under review by the DAO (he’s the host of Rust Office Hours).
Shawn recently redesigned Alex’s Discord event banner for “Code Along with Alex” sessions.
Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
Alex is passionate about decentralized technology that can help augment society’s potential and disrupt the status quo. He enjoys contribuing educational content to the community but is eager to experiment with non-educational formats (i.e. swag).
Shawn is curious about web3 and getting more involved from the perspective of an artist.
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Grant Committee Vote (Closes on Feb 14th)