Cloth Face Mask Cards for CHA Residents

Cloth Face Mask Cards for CHA Residents

Design & Riso Printing
Studio Brazen + National Public Housing Museum
May 2020

As cases of COVID-19 spread throughout Chicago, those who were marginalized before began feeling it even more. Access to PPE was not being provided to folks living in public housing in Chicago. Studio Brazen + the National Public Housing Museum worked with Chicago-based artists and activists Alexandria Eregbu, and Mary Scott-Boria & Darthula Young, who sewed the masks as part of #MuseumsAtHome.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Lisa Yun Lee, the director of the National Public Housing Museum passed them out to residents. Each mask came with a card with the storied history of mask wearing in the US and instructions on how to safely wear and care for the mask.

The cards were printed at NEIU on the Art + Design Department’s risograph printer in three colors (pumpkin, cornflower, and black). Risograph printing is eco friendly, using rice-based ink, and works like a cross between screen printing and a xerox machine. Each color and side of the page is a separate run through the machine.

Looking Back: Chicago Design Milestones

Looking Back: Chicago Design Milestones

Exhibition Design & Branding
Chicago Design Archive (CDA)
Archeworks, 2019

In the first public event hosted by the CDA, this exhibit showcases highlights of the collection in Chicago Design Milestones. Developed in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago and Columbia College Chicago, the Chicago Design Milestones installation visualizes the evolution of Chicago design by its examination and accentuation of historic characteristics of design works in the CDA collection over the last 10 decades.

Belonging: Place, Power, (Im)Possibilities Exhibition

Belonging: Place, Power, (Im)Possibilities Exhibition

Physical + Virtual Exhibition Design
Tonika Lewis Johnson / Chicago Justice Gallery
September 2020

Tonika Johnson chronicles the ways in which nine young people have been made to feel they don’t belong in their own city in a series of portraits and interviews. While Johnson’s portraits of young peoples’ experiences paint a grim picture of hierarchy, surveillance, entitlement and narrow mindedness, it is not a tale of defeat.

Through their own creative agency, young people push back against the politics of racism, exclusion and containment by creating their own “free spaces” and organizations that contest the commons.

In addition to the artwork, the exhibition features a mural by Joe “Cujodah” Nelson, scholarly research and an interactive map encouraging visitors to explore their own experiences with belonging and exclusion.

Due to COVID-19, both Johnson and Chicago Justice Gallery wanted to put out a virtual exhibition that made the content available to all. We developed an interactive parallax website, where visitors can scroll through portraits, listen to interviews, add content to the interactive map, and experience “alternative spaces” through a change in scrolling direction.

Experience the virtual exhibit

for daca / AIGA Judson Student Group

Kate Heard, Rachel Loomis, Daniel Hawley
Social Campaign, 2018

AIGA Boost Grant Recipient
Spring 2018

_______fordaca was created by Kate Heard, Daniel Hawley, and Rachel Loomis as a response to the DACA program being put under review and then eventually repealed by President Trump. We wanted to create one unified voice of strength and community made up of stories of individuals whose lives have been affected by DACA and the DACA decision. We were able to submit our proposal to the AIGA/Chicago Boost Grant which made it possible to make this movement real.

The mission is to encourage people to share their stories and experiences with DACA and the DACA decision through different creative outlets. This website provides free templates to create one unified body of DACA defenders while allowing people to share their different expressions and experiences. It also acts as a shop, with items donning the _______fordaca, produced through Society6. Any money received from the Society6 products goes to National Immigration Law Center who fight for the legal rights of DREAMers.


Modern iMac Pro Mockup Vol.2 by Anthony Boyd Graphics

Modern iMac Pro Mockup Vol.2 by Anthony Boyd Graphics
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