Since the beginning of time, art has served as a form of expression that has a powerful capacity to visually communicate and reveal new perspectives and narratives. Sometimes art can be open for interpretation, while other times it can be seen as more direct and explicit. Because of the naturally expressive nature of art, artists and creatives are also often activists, devoting their talents towards bigger social causes and becoming advocates for change. From fighting for AIDS awareness to protesting government censorship, artists and creatives have always been at the forefront of social change movements throughout history. Their craft emboldening the message and amplifying voices of change through visual and emotional cues.
Join this insightful panel, featuring speakers from small to large organizations with extensive experience in the social change space. They will touch on topics that explore the unique, but integral relationship between visual communication and social change as well as how both work interchangeably to bring ideas to life by communicating directly to the public. Additionally, the panelists will discuss how creative platforms have evolved over time, as well as how to allow for space to heal and recharge during such an unprecedented and turbulent era.
- Jen Epstein, she/her, Head of Design at Task Force
- Hannah Williams, she/her, CEO and Founder at Salary Transparent Street
- Shakirah Hill Taylor, she/her, Chief Digital Officer at Fenton
- Erin Lange, she/her, Former Design Director at Impactual
- Samuel Adaramola, he/him, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at goodjuju studios
Panel moderated by:
- Nhu Nguyen, she/her, AVP and Creative Director at Fenton
Feel free to submit any questions you may have for the panelists (Google Form) ahead of the event.
This event was put together in partnership with AIGA DC and Fenton.