Design Activism
This session explores how self-initiated design can create radical change for society, as well as possible pitfalls for designers with good intentions.

speakers: 
Mikea Hugley
Leslie Xia
Ronin Wood

moderator:
Brockett Horne
Tues, Oct 20
1:15pm EDT


Mikea Hugley runs Cre8t1v3, designing graphics, products, and branding. Her work has appeared in USA Today, Vanity Fair, LA Times, Baltimore Times, Washington Informer, and Afro Times. A graduate of MICA, she has received numerous grants and awards, including the AIGA World Studio Scholarship.

Lesie Xia is a queer Chinese American art director. They studied graphic design at (MICA) Maryland Institute of Art. Xia has worked for companies including The Foundry at Meredith, Men's Health, VICE News, and Fast Company. Their personal work focuses on race, gender identity and social justice.

Ronin Wood is a graphic designer currently working at Starry Internet. He brings his experience working in-house for brands to support candidates and causes he believes in, including Jabari Brisport for New York State Senate in 2020 and Suraj Patel for Congress in 2018, and NYDSA.