Doing Work That Makes a Difference

Doing work that makes a difference - Providing services to Non Profit Organizations

This year marks 10 years that I have been working with the non-profit organization Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO). In 2006, after my Dad passed away, a lot of things changed for me and I made the conscious decision to pursue only work that makes me happy, in a word – creative, and what I think of as work that makes a difference. I have always had a strong drive to do work that makes a difference in the world. In the late ’90s I worked with charities and non-profits that worked with kids, and eventually started working with other non profit organizations that were interested in making this world a better place. I used to repeat something Katherine Graham of The Washington Post once said “To love what you do and feel like it matters, how could anything be more fun?”, and it is fun, and very satisfying. Luckham Creative first began doing small jobs for WIEGO in 2007, and in 2008 I was contracted to work on the global Inclusive Cities project, which was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationWIEGO’s mission statement reads: “WIEGO believes all workers should have equal economic opportunities and rights and be able to determine the conditions of their work and lives. WIEGO works to improve the status of the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy through increased organization and representation; improved statistics and research; more inclusive policy processes; and more equitable trade, labour, urban, and social protection policies.” The Inclusive Cities project addresses urban poverty by supporting and building the capacity of membership-based organizations (MBOs) of the working poor. WIEGO and its Inclusive Cities partners envision inclusive cities that value all people and their needs and contributions equally. Inclusive cities ensure the working poor have access to secure and dignified livelihoods, affordable housing, and basic services such as water/sanitation and electricity supply, inclusive cities are better cities.

I am very proud of the work I’ve done, and continue to do, for WIEGO. Ella Bhatt, one of the founders of WIEGO, once said There are risks in every action. Every success has the seed of some failure. But it doesn’t matter. It is how you go about it. That is the real challenge.” If you are part of an organization that has taken on the challenge of making this world a better place, I’d love to talk to you about how Luckham Creative might help. Take a moment to check out the samples in the gallery below to see some of the work I’ve done for WIEGO over the years, including print design, web design, logo design and on location photography, and then give me a call and let’s talk about our shared interest in our world.



creative graphic design delivered on time and in budget!

I have worked with Julian, and Luckham Creative, for many years now. He has done a wide variety of graphic design, web development and design, and layout for our organization. He has also done some training with our partners and taken some gorgeous photos that we continue to use. I highly recommend Julian for creative graphic design delivered on time and in budget!

Rhonda Douglas, Global Projects Director
WIEGO – Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing

attention to detail, responsiveness and extensive knowledge of photography and printing

Julian has designed a multitude of publications, collateral and online products for WIEGO over the last 5 years. His attention to detail, responsiveness and extensive knowledge of photography and printing have been essential to producing high impact publications such as WIEGO’s Annual Report, the Global Economic Crisis Study and much much more often in multiple languages and at times working with key stakeholders who are based in other countries.

Demetria Tsoutouras, Communications Manager
WIEGO – Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing

fresh, innovative and engaging

Over the past fifteen years working together, Luckham Creative has created a unique online movie marquee format for the Ottawa Film Society’s (OFS) Web site. Julian’s design is fresh, innovative and engaging.

Lyle Stern, Publicity
Ottawa Film Society

Thank you for understanding what we needed

I’m thrilled with the logo you’ve come up with. The illustration is perfect. The colour is good, and when I cover up the text with my hands, the graphic looks great all by itself. The message it conveys is clear. And that tag line works well with it. Thank you for understanding what we needed.

Amanda George
One Boy One Van Foundation


These are some of the non-profit organizations I have worked with, directly or indirectly, over the years:

  • Andrew Fleck Child Care Services – Ottawa, ON
  • Arc Poetry Magazine – Ottawa, ON
  • City Hall Child Care Society  – Vancouver, B.C.
  • Contemporary Art Gallery – Vancouver, B.C.
  • The Cook-Rees Memorial Fund For Water Search And Safety – Stratford, ON
  • H.O.T. 4 R C.P. Kids Foundation – Ottawa, ON
  • Inclusive Cities – Global
  • Interval House of Ottawa – Ottawa, ON
  • The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa – Ottawa, ON
  • KKPKP – Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (Paper Glass Metal Workers Union) – Pune, India
  • Nepean Little Theatre – Ottawa, ON
  • One Boy One Van Foundation – Ottawa, ON
  • On to Ottawa Historical Society – Vancouver, B.C.
  • Ottawa Film Society – Ottawa, ON
  • Pacific Songwriters Association  – Vancouver, B.C.
  • Physicians for Global Survival – Ottawa, ON
  • Pink Ink Theatre Productions  – Vancouver, B.C.
  • SEWA – Self Employed Women’s Association – Ahmedabad, India
  • The Singin‘ Dancin‘ Actin‘ Studio Musical Theatre Society – Vancouver, B.C.
  • Tree Reading Series – Ottawa , ON
  • The Vancouver Playhouse  – Vancouver, B.C.
  • WIEGO – Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing
    Harvard University – Cambridge, MA, U.S.A. and Manchester, U.K.


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