I’ve volunteered with 350 Sacramento for over a decade, seeing us grow from a handful of strangers to an official 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. For most of that time, I’ve worked to legitimize us as an organization and align our messaging and branding with a positive and fun attitude (as opposed to any doom-and-gloom narratives). I wanted to ensure we would be taken seriously not only by potential volunteers, but also by the city, local businesses, other stakeholders, and, hey, maybe even the state.
I don’t have a background in graphic design, so I’m proud to see how far I’ve come in creating flyers and graphics, as well as migrating, redesigning, and managing the website.
Visit 350sacramento.org to learn more about this local Sacramento non-profit organization focused on climate change.
League 4 Climate Justice
As part of making 350 Sacramento a fun and family-friendly organization, I had a vision to create a comic of the League 4 Climate Justice (L4CJ). The superhero members of the L4CJ are Li Fe (a leaf person), Broc (a broccoli person), and Flo (a flower person). I hope one day to have the sustainable energy and time to revive this project.
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is the California arm of the national Planned Parenthood nonprofit organization. The amazing staff and volunteers for these organizations advocate for unrestricted, nonjudgmental access to reproductive health care for all. Yes, including abortion. #AbortionIsHealthCare
As Digital Coordinator for Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, I got the occasional opportunity to create graphic design assets beyond my regular scope of work.
My favorite project was for their 2017 Capitol Day event with the theme of Protect. Empower. Persist. I designed a 28-page booklet for the big lobby day (which fit into our retro fanny packs and included a hand-drawn map of the Capitol and our event setup), along with some super cute illustrations for a button-making station.
The CommuniTree Committee is a local group of volunteers who coordinate with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to plant and maintain trees spanning two neighborhoods.
Similar to my work with 350 Sacramento, I wanted to legitimize this small group of volunteers to the rest of the neighborhood. Their work is important and simple: Help neighbors plant and maintain their shade trees, subsequently saving energy, reducing pollution, encouraging non-motorized traffic, etc.