Call for Artists


Project Intent – The volunteer organizers of the Portland, Oregon World Naked Bike Ride ( are seeking a poster designer that can capture the spirit of the event.  Every year thousands of nude supporters gather in a lighthearted protest against our dependency on fossil fuels.  Participants also bring awareness to the vulnerability of cyclists, and celebrate body positivity.  It is a big, beautiful, free event open to all individuals and their human powered forms of transportation – especially cycling.

Project Scope – The design of an 11 x 17 poster graphic with output for web, ads (animated, multiple size), and print (paper, sticker, swag).  In order to account for printing needs, some of the collateral will need to be two-colored.

Practical Qualifications

  • Proficient with preparing print-ready art
  • Ability to create web and print ads
  • Open to constructive criticism
  • A commitment to the World Naked Bike Ride’s cause

Budget – $400

Selection Process – Artists will be chosen by a committee of World Naked Bike Ride organizers and former poster designers.

Application Guidelines – Applicants must submit the following to before 3/13:

  • Five unique examples of related work (digital images attached or linked)
  • A link to your website/portfolio, if applicable
  • A few sentences about how you would approach this project and previous experience

THIS IS NOT A POSTER CONTEST.  Do not create a World Naked Bike Ride poster design for us at this time.  That will be the job of the artist who is chosen based on the materials submitted.


March 13th     Deadline for RFQ responses

March 17th      Artist chosen and confirmed

March 27th      Review of initial concepts

April 2nd          WNBR committee reviews most up-to-date art

April 4th           One social-media worthy “teaser” image submitted

April 11th          Poster art and social media assets finalized and approved

April 18th         Web ads and swag (sticker and seat cover) design deadline

May 22nd         Print ad deadline