What We Do
We amplify your story through powerful visuals and meaningful graphics.
We center people with in-depth reports unique to your communities.
We are intentional in our process, research, identity systems, and narrative strategy.
We work with social justice organizations, progressive nonprofits, culture makers, and artists.
We make transformation irresistible!
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Before You Go Into Hyperspace…
Make a virtual pit stop on The Digital Manatee and explore the intersections of design & social transformation.
Read Time: 18 min. We all know the anatomy of a good CTA: It must be short (retaining our audience’s attention), it must be emotive (we’re all humans and we’re emotionally driven creatures!), and it must use action words, e.g. Donate, Support, Subscribe, etc.. The most successful ones include visual design and illustration work that complement the copywriting.
Read time: 2 min. Fossil Fuels in our town? No frackin’ way! We all deserve clean food, water, and air. We all deserve safety and protection in our places of work, play, and housing. Those things are not negotiable. So when the fossil fuel industry pushes proposals...
Read Time: 5 min. If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t just make a website and be on your merry way, this is the place for you. I used to think that if I made a website I could just ask someone (really anyone with design or tech skills) to make it and then my website...
How We Navigate Equity
We are a people of color-led, queer-owned design cooperative. Our cooperative is co-owned by each of the 5 members who also work as full-time staff. 4 out of 5 of us are people of color, 2 of us are queer, 1 of us is non-binary, and 2 of us are women. Those are just our most salient identities as some of us have invisible disabilities, some of us come from blue-collar, working-class backgrounds, and the majority of us are children of immigrants and veterans.
Our lives and histories are intersectional. We come from inequity. We started this cooperative as a way for us as marginalized people to begin building equity between ourselves. We knew we needed to do something different in the world—and in the digital and print landscape. We needed to use our expertise to help those who are already doing the work of transforming the world for those who are the most vulnerable. As a creative agency, we know how important it is to partner with clients that hold people over profit who continue to choose care and compassion over capital.
Our cooperative is intentionally designed to begin negating capitalism that is rooted in sexism, racism, homophobia, and ableism. Our work demonstrates that we engage with clients who are committed to negating and ending violence in its many forms.
Because of the nature of our identities, our communities, and the way we understand our world, we are committed to fighting for a just and equitable world both online and offline. This is how we embody equity.
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