Hello, Climate Solutions!

I’ve accepted the position of Digital Communications Manager with Climate Solutions–a kickass climate and energy policy nonprofit based with offices in Seattle, Olympia and Portland. The organization has a great reputation for practical activism in the Northwest, with a theory of change that relies on (1) strong, progressive public policy on carbon emissions and investment … Continue reading “Hello, Climate Solutions!”

Video clips send the people’s message

When the state legislature is in session, many organizations are doing their best to capture the limited attention of legislators and their staff, often coming to the Capitol in person, and in numbers, to bring important messages. It can be hard to feel like you’re getting through, with state government’s busy schedules and many distractions. … Continue reading “Video clips send the people’s message”

Celebrating International Human Rights Day

Sea-Tac Airport workers marked International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, as part of their ongoing campaign for good jobs at Seattle’s airport. The placards we designed for a rally involving both workers and community faith leaders took two approaches: First, the quiet yet forceful image of a lit candle. This striking image is a detail … Continue reading “Celebrating International Human Rights Day”

There’s no depth to this guy (photos)

Folks will argue about what ultimately cost Romney the presidential election, but I think it must have been in part due to the visuals at this demonstration in Bellevue. I produced the banners and stand-up Romney; Get Money Out of Politics brought their money sacks and corporation costume; and the Backbone Campaign brought the projections … Continue reading “There’s no depth to this guy (photos)”

Pennies for Rob McKenna

Challenge: grab attention for a rally calling out gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna’s position opposing a twelve-cent minimum raise increase. Our solution: twelve giant dancing pennies, featuring a metallicized version of the candidate’s face–along with some goofy wordplay branding him as the candidate of the one percent. In place of “E Pluribus Unum,” the latin motto … Continue reading “Pennies for Rob McKenna”

ALEC Dumped!

I created this graphic as part of Working Washington’s campaign to push Amazon.com to end their support for the conservative lobbying group ALEC. We won–at their 2012 shareholder meeting, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos–visibly rattled by protests taking place both inside and outside the meeting–announced that the company would no longer support ALEC. More images from … Continue reading “ALEC Dumped!”

Taking it to the streets

Working Washington’s campaign for good jobs at Sea-Tac Airport made a major push for public visibility in spring 2012. We wanted to highlight the fact that low-paid airport employees are struggling at the bottom end of an unjust airport economy–and hold airport employers like Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle accountable for treating them … Continue reading “Taking it to the streets”