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To help produce a fun range of entertaining 'Do Not Disturb' hanging door signs for Introverts and INFJ personality types.
To help produce a fun range of entertaining 'Do Not Disturb' hanging door signs for Introverts and INFJ personality types.
68 backers pledged £914 to help bring this project to life.

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Introduction:
As an Introvert/INFJ personality type with a design background I'm often trying to think of ways to combine the two into a project that would be of interest to fellow Introverts and INFJs. And in such a way that it helps highlight the diverse nature of personality type, promoting acceptance of the differences between them all. Along came the idea of developing a range of 'Do Not Disturb' door hanging signs which I thought would be an entertaining and fun approach to tackling the issue. And the #WeAreDisturbed idea was born.

Why I am using Kickstarter:
There are a couple of reasons, one is to raise funds for printing the 'Do Not Disturb' signs and to develop an ecommerce website to sell/promote them, and second is to build awareness and help gauge which signs seem to be the most popular (as dictated by the reward choices). That way I have a better idea of which options to print and which options to remove completely. So one of the benefits of pledging is that contributors will be certain of getting the one sign they want as it may not make the final cut for the online store.

The Pledge:
The £750 pledged will be used to to print/produce the first batch of 'Do Not Disturb' signs for the rewards and starting stock. And the remainder of the funds will be used to develop the current wearedisturbed website further by adding the required ecommerce functionality. This will give me the tools to establish the brand and enable me to produce more signs. I will also be looking into creating other Introvert/INFJ themed products such as bookmarks, playing cards (romance and intimacy cards), greetings cards, beer mats (or perhaps tea/coffee coasters) and the like. 

In time I would also like expand the range to cater for different personality types (Extroverts and other Jungian types), different genders, children, and even be able to produce one-off custom versions at competitive prices. As well as alternative shapes (die-cuts) and colours.

An INFJ/Introvert Marketplace?
There will also the opportunity to develop the site into somewhat of a marketplace for Introvert and/or INFJ themed products. So if fellow INFJs or introverts have their own product or service, then they could be sold through wearedisturbed.co.uk on a commission or agreed fee basis. 

Alternatively (or perhaps in addition to direct sales) the website could be used to advertise products/services through PR articles or adverts that link to the relevant product or service on an external web page.

How I intend to meet the target: 
I will be hoping to draw on the support of some of the 6.9k followers of my INFJ themed Facebook Page and personal blog site as well as the support of fellow INFJ/Introvert friends to help and share the project to their friends and online groups. I've also set up a mailing list in order to build up a following of those interested in the signs prior to the Kickstarter launch, which currently stands at 130+ subscribers. 

I'm also hoping to capture the imagination of fellow INFJs and introverts in using social media to promote the Do Not Disturb signs - i.e. sharing photos of the signs in places all over the world... capturing the essence of the well known introvert meme "Introverts unite, separately, in your homes".

Each of the signs are 276mm x 106mm with different designs on front and back. They will be printed onto heavy 350gsm Pacesetter silk art board, die-cut and finished with a matt laminate coating to both sides. For details of all 32 designs to choose from (for the rewards), visit www.wearedisturbed.co.uk

We're also a supporter of https://kickingitforward.org and pledge to put 5% of project profits back into other Kickstarter projects should we achieve our funding goal.

One of the hanging signs in situ
One of the hanging signs in situ
 
Please do not disturb: My alone time is for your safety
Please do not disturb: My alone time is for your safety

  

INFJ: I'm already disturbed
INFJ: I'm already disturbed

 

INFJ Space: Only enter if offering deep conversation
INFJ Space: Only enter if offering deep conversation

 

You don't want to come into my mind: There's no way out
You don't want to come into my mind: There's no way out

 

Please do not disturb: I'm recharging
Please do not disturb: I'm recharging

 

Please do not disturb: I'm peopled out today
Please do not disturb: I'm peopled out today

 

The darker side of INFJ
The darker side of INFJ

 

The lighter side to INFJ
The lighter side to INFJ

 

Small talk not allowed: INFJ, we like it deep
Small talk not allowed: INFJ, we like it deep

 

Please do not disturb: I want to be alone
Please do not disturb: I want to be alone

 

A2 doubled sided poster (pictured with five signs)
A2 doubled sided poster (pictured with five signs)

 

A2 double sided posters folded down to A4 (pictured with 5 signs).
A2 double sided posters folded down to A4 (pictured with 5 signs).
DND Sign Sponsorship - £75 (limited to two). Also includes one each of all 32 signs (The Full Collection).
DND Sign Sponsorship - £75 (limited to two). Also includes one each of all 32 signs (The Full Collection).
WeAreDisturbed.co.uk Site Sponsorship - £75 (limited to four)
WeAreDisturbed.co.uk Site Sponsorship - £75 (limited to four)

 

 

Risks and challenges

The risks are minimal as it centres around three core aspects - design, print and web design. As a graphic designer with almost 20 years of industry expertise (mainly with print) the first two are under control having already produced the design/artwork and with access to several reliable print suppliers - I have already had a few samples printed of the signs and A2 posters. With regards to the website design I have access to a reliable and trustworthy local developer who creates bespoke sites and will therefore be able to integrate the necessary ecommerce functionality and also add new features as the project develops.

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    Pledge £3 or more About $4

    A2 'Do Not Disturb' Double Sided Poster

    Because sometimes there is no one reason we don't want to be disturbed. Get an A2 double sided poster (folded down to A4) with a selection of the content used on the proposed door signs. Plus name on the wearedisturbed.co.uk website as a Kickstarter contributor.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    3 'Do Not Disturb' Signs of your Choice

    Get 3 signs of your choice. Plus name listed on the wearedisturbed.co.uk website as a Kickstarter contributor.

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    5 'Do Not Disturb' Signs of your Choice

    Get 5 signs of your choice. Plus name listed on the wearedisturbed.co.uk website as a Kickstarter contributor.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $12

    8 'Do Not Disturb' Signs of your Choice

    Get 8 signs of your choice. Plus name listed on the wearedisturbed.co.uk website as a Kickstarter contributor.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    15 'Do Not Disturb' Signs of your Choice

    Get 15 signs of your choice. Plus name listed on the wearedisturbed.co.uk website as a Kickstarter contributor.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $44

    Customised 'Do Not Disturb' Sign

    Supply your own copy and we'll design a customised double-sided 'Do Not Disturb' sign and provide you with 10 printed copies. Plus name listed on the wearedisturbed.co.uk website as a Kickstarter contributor.

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    Pledge £75 or more About $93

    'Do Not Disturb' Sign Sponsorship

    The full collection of 32 'Do Not Disturb' signs sent to you and your logo/website details printed on one side of the first printed batch of 1,000. Note that advert space on each side of the sign is 86mm wide by 17mm high. Plus your name/company listed on the wearedisturbed.co.uk website as a sponsor.

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    Wearedisturbed.co.uk Website Sponsorship

    Have a sponsorship advert banner on top of all the pages of the wearedisturbed.co.uk website for a full year. Banner ad will link to a URL of your choice and size will be 285px wide by 90px high (or wider if there are fewer than 4 backers for this reward tier).

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