Consumer Science Level 3: Create a Manifesto With Vinyl


Skill Level: Level 3

Badges Earned: Consumer Science 3

Description: Almost every company has what is called a mission statement. Quest Academy has one hanging up on a sign in the foyer and also on its website.  Google’s mission is on their About page. More and more, companies are going beyond missions, and creating what is called a Manifesto. Manifestos are culture documents- that encompass many different beliefs by an entire group of people. These manifestos have evolved into works of art. You can google “company manifesto” and get treated to lots of interesting ones. Check out these:

Company Manifestos:


A Video Manifesto from Acumen:

Community Manifestos: 

How about a manifesto that represents a community? Like Women Business Owners? Or a group of innovators?

Women in Business Manifesto

The Expert Enough Manifesto

Personal Manifestos:

The Linchpin Manifesto

Holstee Manifesto

Part 1: Get Your Vinyl Cutting Badge 

If you haven’t got your Vinyl Cutter badge- GO HERE and get that badge!

Part 2: Decide on a type

After looking at all the above options, decide whether you’re going to create a personal manifesto, a community manifesto, or a company (or organization) manifesto. If you want to do a Company manifesto- are there some local companies that you could reach out to, to help them create theirs? Family member that has a personal business with a decent customer base?

We recommend creating a community manifesto or one that represents a group. How about one that represents “young women of the future” or “innovative kids.”

Part 3: Create a Survey

If you decide to go a Community, Group, or Company manifesto- create a Google form survey with three fill in the blank questions. Example question:

What is one word you would use to describe Quest students? ________________

You can then use those survey quotes and one word responses to create a Manifesto Graphic like above. If you make a community or group manifesto – you absolutely have to get words and belief statements from the groups you’re representing. For

Part 4: Create Your Vector Graphic. 

Before we dive into a graphics program, let’s make sure we know what vector art is:

Using Adobe Illustrator on a PC, Pixlr, Google Drawings or Corel Draw- create a piece of vector art. SKETCH THIS OUT FIRST. This will be one color artwork that will cut out nicely on the vinyl cutter. It should have clear edges and not extremely small lines (as those may not pull out of the vinyl printer very nicely).

Remember that the output size of your final piece of artwork doesn’t have to just conform to one sheet of vinyl paper (12″ x 24″), but could use multiple sheets to fill up an entire doorway, large plate glass window, or other large wall.

Some tips along the way: Take pictures of your final product, and get an instructor to visually check out your product, when finished. Create a “demo video” of all of your projects. Why? They can be used as evidence of completion. One demo video can be enough evidence to receive numerous badges. Only needs to be about 30 seconds to 1 minute. What’s the best way to show this off?

Earn Your Badges:  When you’re done, earn your badge!


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