AIGA DC CreateAthon: 24 Hours to Remember

During a 24-hour creative marathon, professional designers, illustrators, and writers volunteer their skills to guide, advise, and revamp 5 local nonprofits through pro bono projects.

Local Nonprofits

Selected nonprofits receive pro bono professional design and marketing work to expand their reach. Joining this year’s CreateAthon will help organizations:

  • Expand their donors
  • Engage their community
  • Hone their message
  • Highlight their cause

Professional Volunteers

Volunteer creatives and strategists will work with like-minded professionals to brainstorm, create, and serve our local community. CreateAthon provides volunteers with networking opportunities, a sense of purpose, and an impressive portfolio piece. 


We have many opportunities to sponsor CreateAthon! If you or your organization want to learn more, please email

Thank you to our 2023 CreateAthon DC Sponsors!

Sticker Mule is the fastest & easiest way to buy custom printed products. Powered by a 100% remote team, we operate in 17 countries and ship worldwide to thousands of customers. We provide free online proofs, free artwork help, free worldwide shipping, blazing fast turnaround and 24/7 customer support.

Steampunk® is changing the federal contracting industry by integrating human-centered design, technical capabilities, and agile delivery to provide quality at speed through their Design Intelligence® framework. “People at the Core” is Steampunk’s number one value. They believe that the best possible solutions come from incorporating diverse perspectives through collaboration and co-creation.

From public persuasion to education and from brand marketing to social impact, MeanGreen uses the power of video to generate real world results. As video strategists and content creators, our expertise is designing, producing, and deploying strategic, creative video solutions. Our superpower is bringing your vision to life.

Graphics by Rodger Roundy.

CreateAthon 2023

See the final projects that our professioal volunteers made for these participating nonprofits from CreateAthon 2023: