Galactic Youth

My inspiration for this poster series was to influence our youth to make educated decisions and consider a future career in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art,and Math).

I worked together with The Galactic Youth Foundation to design impactful concepts using abstract outer space elements and collage techniques to create a sustainable call to action for kids. Each poster was created cutting out pieces I found in magazines and search engines by hand, photographed and then brought into the Adobe Suite for additional surreal magic.

As a citizen designer, I manifested my non-profit’s mission visually and metaphorically to strike curiosity in children, encouraging an open mind and diverse perspective goals. I powerfully believe it is crucial for our upcoming generation of leaders to be aware of their resources, to not fall into ignorance or mediocracy.

“Inspire today, Influence tomorrow”

jorgiephantom@gmail.com

 

Design is Change Video, Graphic Design III, GRA4118, Stephen Ellis

 

My name is Stephen Ellis and I have partnered up with The Health Foundation of South Florida to create conceptual posters to keep the community aware about the sole health of our region. When designing the posters, I wanted to highlight areas of South Florida with an action to get adults and children intrigued with my unique designs and style. The purpose of this video is to bring awareness to health in South Florida and how you can change the community you live in with design. The world around us has shown me all the amazing opportunities there are and how designers just like you and I can solve problems in our community and have a positive reaction come from it.

 

Design is Change Posters, Graphic Design III, GRA4818, Stephen Ellis

 

Hello, my name is Stephen Ellis and I have partnered up with The Health Foundation of South Florida to create 10 conceptual posters to keep the community aware about the sole health of our region. When designing the posters, I wanted to highlight areas of South Florida with an action to get adults and children intrigued with my unique designs and style. I also wanted to use the Health Foundation’s priority areas that they focus on when getting grants. Going for a more bubbly, cartoonish, and playful style with the posters helped focus on the target audience. Overall, I wanted to highlight how you can be active, healthy, and overall be happier in your life and in community and to draw attention to this awareness.

Design Is Change Posters

These are a series of posters I created for the non-profit organization Greenpeace. Greenpeace uses peaceful protest and creative communication to bring awareness to a wide range of environmental issues. For the first four posters, I used the metaphor of the broken heart to depict the damage being done to environments such as the Arctic, the atmosphere, the ocean, and the Amazon. The middle two posters are to inspire people to find out more about the issues being addressed in the posters, which are the act of taking a pledge to join a food movement for a healthier and environmentally-friendly lifestyle, and the critical condition of the bees and what that means to us as a species. The last four posters focus on plastic pollution prevention and celebrate the people that have made small changes in their lifestyle to reduce plastic waste by doing things like refusing plastic straws and bags, bringing your own metal cutlery, and using reusable water bottles, as well as show the people that haven’t made these changes that these changes are doable and will make a difference if we do it as a collective group. I do this by using a playful approach with a combination of puns or a play on words and colorful illustrations, which is a contrast from many of the plastic pollution posters out right now which are educational but make the viewer feel overwhelmed and helpless to the issue. These posters were made as part of the Design is Change project and were donated to Greenpeace.

Design is Change Posters

I created a series of posters for the non profit organization Our Kids of Miami-Dade and Monroe. Their mission is to ensure that children that have been abused, abandoned and neglected are given safe, loving, nurturing and permanent homes. This organization focuses on providing children love, care and guidance towards a path of excellence and I believe in that vision. I believe that every at-risk child can excel in all aspects of their lives. One important aspect is their professional endeavors. I believe that youth today should be passionate about something, and run with whatever it is that they love and turn it into their careers.

Design is Change Posters

This organization is important to me because of its support of the environment and in sharing knowledge about preservation and experiencing national parks. It makes these parks accessible to kids from all sorts of income who often only know what it is like to live in an inner city. It keeps four South Florida parks afloat, in good state, and continues to allow it to interact with the South Florida community.

The posters are bright and playful illustrations that juxtapose these large national parks to simple house backyards to emphasize how these parks are close by. They also highlight activities that the parks offer and the magic of the flora and fauna that inhabit these areas.

Design is Change Posters

 

These posters were created as part of the Design is Change project. I teamed up with a non-profit organization called “Dream in Green Miami”. Their work consists of partnering – up with schools within Miami-Dade County, and they create and develop educational workshops to educate children about the issue of climate change, and also encourage them to become more sustainable and adopt greener lifestyles by recycling, eating healthy, and exercising.

DESIGN IS CHANGE, GRAPHIC DESIGN III, GRA4818, ERIK SORIANO