About

Who Are We?

 

We are a people-of-color-led, worker-owned design cooperative dedicated to providing the creative muscle for people, projects, and organizations walking a path toward a more just and thriving planet. When we work together we are a Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranger-esque combination of specialized abilities that symbiotically connect to create transformative works on the digital plane and occasionally print.

Meet the Crew

Like any expedition, you’ll need a crew before you start your new project.

A crew of experts to be exact, kind of like this. Meet the Story 2 Crew.

Jordan Green

Jordan Green

Director of Business Development

(they/them)

Jordan possesses 10 years of UX design experience. They are always the first to ask “Why?” and have a unique knack for smooth processes.

+8 STR Camp Ten Trees Counselor

+7 INT Lambert House Volunteer

Gabe Young

Gabe Young

Technical Director

(he/him)

Gabe is our full-time web developer and occasionally our office chef. He is fluent in Javascript, HTML, CSS, and conversational in Mandarin.

+5 INT One World Now! Assistant

+4 STR Wing Luke Front Desk Volunteer

Jasmin Eng

Jasmin Eng

Communications Director

(she/her)

Jasmin is equipped with a word-smithing background in both nonprofit and for-profit spheres. Her coursework includes School of Visual Concepts and she regularly contributes to The International Examiner.

+/-10 INT All The Puns

Julz Bolinayen S. Ignacio

Julz Bolinayen S. Ignacio

Operations Manager

(they/them)

Julz Bolinayen is our operations extraordinaire who wields over 10 years of this magic. They are a curious being who loves nature, learning and traveling, a singer-songwriter, composer and social dancer, and a healing arts practitioner of their cultural ancestry.

+8 INT Creates medleys/mash ups of songs across genres and languages

+10 LUK Offers ritual readings and/or serenades to folks who need access to healing arts

Wynn Barnard

Wynn Barnard

Designer

(they/them)

Wynn is our visual designer with artist chops. They’ve co-organized several collaborative art projects (2 zines, a coloring book, and a screen printing project) to fundraise for #NODAPL, Seattle People’s Party, the #FreeThemAll movement and the Movement for Black Lives.

+7 STR Artwork featured at Youngstown Community Center

+9 CHA Taught stop animation courses to youth

David Zulaica

David Zulaica

Software Engineer

(they/them)

David is our software engineer and web developer who champions accessibility and inclusivity. They’ve taught courses on implementing such practices, and actively support local mutual aid efforts in the Portland area such as Black Resiliency Fund and the PDX Bail Fund.

+8 INT Delivered talk on tools for accessibility

+9 WIS Volunteer at local community effort: Foods Not Bombs

Jordan Green

Jordan Green

Director of Business Development

(they/them)

Jordan possesses 10 years of UX design experience. They are always the first to ask “Why?” and have a unique knack for smooth processes.

+8 STR Camp Ten Trees Counselor

+7 INT Lambert House Volunteer

Gabe Young

Gabe Young

Technical Director

(he/him)

Gabe is our full-time web developer and occasionally our office chef. He is fluent in Javascript, HTML, CSS, and conversational in Mandarin.

+5 INT One World Now! Assistant

+4 STR Wing Luke Front Desk Volunteer

Jasmin Eng

Jasmin Eng

Communications Director

(she/her)

Jasmin is equipped with a word-smithing background in both nonprofit and for-profit spheres. Her coursework includes School of Visual Concepts and she regularly contributes to The International Examiner.

+/-10 INT All The Puns

Julz Bolinayen S. Ignacio

Julz Bolinayen S. Ignacio

Operations Manager

(they/them)

Julz Bolinayen is our operations extraordinaire who wields over 10 years of this magic. They are a curious being who loves nature, learning and traveling, a singer-songwriter, composer and social dancer, and a healing arts practitioner of their cultural ancestry.

+8 INT Creates medleys/mash ups of songs across genres and languages

+10 LUK Offers ritual readings and/or serenades to folks who need access to healing arts

Wynn Barnard

Wynn Barnard

Designer

(they/them)

Wynn is our visual designer with artist chops. They’ve co-organized several collaborative art projects (2 zines, a coloring book, and a screen printing project) to fundraise for #NODAPL, Seattle People’s Party, the #FreeThemAll movement and the Movement for Black Lives.

+7 STR Artwork featured at Youngstown Community Center

+9 CHA Taught stop animation courses to youth

David Zulaica

David Zulaica

Software Engineer

(they/them)

David is our software engineer and web developer who champions accessibility and inclusivity. They’ve taught courses on implementing such practices, and actively support local mutual aid efforts in the Portland area such as Black Resiliency Fund and the PDX Bail Fund.

+8 INT Delivered talk on tools for accessibility

+9 WIS Volunteer at local community effort: Foods Not Bombs

 Why Story 2?

We exist to center people, communities, and organizations that relentlessly pursue life, love, and justice.

Story 2 Designs is a response to what we call story one. The story one narrative is what many of us work against every single day. It manifests as fossil fuel energies and colonialism. It’s false and forced dichotomies, rigid ideologies, and single solutions that are not healthy or sustainable.

So what comes after story one? We think you already have the answer. You, and many others who are already doing the work, embodying your values, all while existing and resisting.

Today we have the choice to chase what is living, what is growing, and what is emerging — this is what we call Story 2. The Story 2 arc embraces complexity and the unknown. It is holistic, generative, open, and abundant like a thriving garden filled with your favorite fruits and veggies.

We believe in creating and re-imagining our present, we can create our future. We believe in Story 2.

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