Raven LaDonna

All I knew about myself five years ago was that I liked art. But by the time I had to really consider university, I quickly became terrified that I wouldn’t be able to make it as a full-time artist. I was afraid, insecure, sad, and unhopeful for my future; my my fifth-life crisis. During that summer of my gap year, I stumbled upon videos of re-designing popular brands. This introduction to that design process introduced me to an entirely new world of art. Almost immediately I began my own self-taught graphic design journey. For the first time in years I felt like I was on the right track. 

Like all other graphic design students, the portfolio review felt like a trench blocking me from the rest of my life. I did my best to turn that stress into motivation to find all my creativity and skill. To me, design is such a versatile form of communication and expression that brings beauty to the mundanity of modern human life. It’s the magic behind the shadows, the underbelly of everything visual in our society. 

Today, I know that my creativity is tangible and my perspective invaluable. In design, I've found not just a passion, but a purpose—a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of art.


“My goal is to design a brand that supports the mental wellbeing of foster parents by connecting them to resources, communities, and guided self-care."

Having enough licensed foster homes is crucial to supporting community 

families and child welfare services. Unfortunately, almost half of foster homes will close their doors within the first year of licensing. Reasons given by ex-foster parents for quitting include emotional burnout, lack of support, and inadequate preparation.

Foster Flock is a brand that provides foster parents with an accessible and centralized resource for their unique emotional challenges. This project is meant to provide foster parents with a structured and qualified support system, as well as provide information guided lessons in managing their emotional health.

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