Campaign Initiative: We hope to call attention to nonprofits and the causes they fight for, elevate BIPOC artists' work, and harness the design community's power to create tangible change on an ongoing basis.
McKensi Payne is a recent college grad and lifelong artist with interests in printmaking, illustration, watercolor and zine-making. She hopes to use her art to inspire creativity in others, spread awareness of current social issues and put a smile on people’s faces. When she's not making art you can find her cooking, snuggling up with her dog, reading a graphic novel and watching documentaries.More about the Artist
"The conversations we’re currently having about race and racism are difficult but extremely necessary. I wanted to show the power and strength that advocacy, accountability, and education can give to us and the pride that one should feel for participating in much needed change." McKensi PayneOrder Shirt
Don’t Shoot Portland is a Black-led human rights nonprofit that advocates for accountability. Since 2014, Don't Shoot PDX has implemented art, education and civic participation within our programming to create social change.Learn More
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Shirt Design by Deidra J. McKnight (DJ) for Black lIves Matter
DJ is a Caribbean-American Graphic Designer who is hoping to build her community while creating impactful work! She has various interests from branding, page design, illustration, and pattern design. When she is not designing you can find her experimenting in her sketchbooks, learning Korean, and trying her best to keep her curls moisturized. "The design features line contour drawings of 3 victims of racial killings that broke my heart and spirit. I chose various shades of Purple because it is a color that represents many things like pride, royalty, wisdom, etc. But it is also known to be used as a symbol of peace. The black shirt is for greater contrast, but also a well-known color wore for mourning. My hope is that justice is found for all the victims so that they may rest in peace. Those of us living must keep fighting, learning/unlearning, and disrupting the "Norm" until there is justice; until there is peace." DJ