Design for Transformative Futures
 
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Sign-up open : community Design School

build community + learn design + invest in yourself

w/ design & events studio @create.star

 
 

Snow Day Class: Intro to Adobe Illustrator + Design Tools

Sign-up for Community Design School @ the Mothership
Sunday Dec. 16, 2018 *rescheduled from 12/9 due to snow
3-5 pm
Sponsored by The Mothership in Durham, facilitated by @create.star
Free, $30, & $50 spots available. Email create.star@pm.me for more info or to sign up for free.

 

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about

create.star is a design & events studio

for communities & creatives

working toward transformative futures.

4 Core Beliefs:

-Encourage Community

-Grow Creativity

-Love Yourself

-Don’t Work Too Hard

Available for / Freelance work, workshops, community work, job opportunities, consulting, mentoring, apprenticeships, collaborative work

Past Work / DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy, Southern Fried Queer Pride, WonderRoot, Murmur Media, Partners for Youth Opportunity, SHIFT NC

Contact: create.star@pm.me

Upcoming Projects: Community Design School at The Mothership for folks newly learning & experimenting in design.

 
 
 
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Design

 
 

Poster Design

Bright, bold, & ephemeral, posters draw you in.

See selected work below for examples.

Send in your specs & let’s get started.

Product Design

Stickers, prints, & apparel.

Visit my online shop for examples, or stop by the Mothership.

Let’s make something together.

publishing

Zines, books, & consulting.

Romeo Romero collaborated with me to publish their first book, Descendant.

Interested in collaborating on a publication? Let me know

Logos & branding

Who are you?

The DeWitt Wallace Center’s “News Measures Research Project” and “Policy, Journalism, & Media Studies Certificate” logos are a couple of past designs based on brand identity.

For more information on branding, consulting, & logos reach out.

social Media

#staysocial with some help from a an expert communicator.

Past social for non-profits, university centers, & brands.

Want to talk social? DM me.

design for movement

Most clients, like WonderRoot’s Activist Screenprint Studio, have a mission of community support, social change, or self-love.

If you work for change, support community, and are looking for a designer, educator, or collaborator let’s talk!

 
 
 
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classes, Workshops, events

 

Offering classes & Workshops on media, creative processes, self-work, & Identity. past topics are listed. reach out to book or collaborate.

 

Intro to Adobe Illustrator

at the end of this class you will know…

-the basics of graphic design such as typography, color, and layout

-how to use all the basic tools of illustrator

-how to create a vector and create products

Book this class

From Concept to Product: Using Vectors

at the end of this class you will know…

-how to take an idea from your mind to your hands

-how to create a vector

-how to create and order products

-how to “package” in illustrator and send design work to clients or websites

Book this class

 

 

Intro to Creative Process

at the end of this class you will know…

-how to make & use mood boards

-a basic understanding of elements of design

-how to start a creative practice

-how to start your dream, business, or creative project

Book this class

zine-making for self-care

at the end of this class you will know…

-a brief history of zines and zine-making

-how to make a zine and how to collaborate on a zine

-how to incorporate a creative skill into your self-care

Book this class

 

 

Intergroup Dialogue (igd)

Intergroup dialogue is a model of learning based on “talking across difference”. I’ve co-taught two IGD courses for undergrads at UMass Amherst: “Youth Oppression & Liberation” and “Race & Ethnicity”. Other topics I have experience with are gender, LGBTQ+ identities, and mental illness. IGD experiences usually involve learning/studying, discussion, reflection, and practice and can last from 1-2 hours to multiple days. For more information, please contact me.

General event planning

I have planned hundreds of events, and currently work a 9-5 in the field of event coordination. If you need a creative, educational, community, or celebratory event planned - I can help you. Behind-the-scenes work is also a place I love to be. I also facilitate on a wide-range of topics if you have an idea not listed here. If you think I am the right fit for your next event, let’s make it happen.

 
 
 

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selected work

 
 
 

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CONTACT

Let’s do this!