I recently had the opportunity to design a poster to encourage people to fill out their census. We made two versions(English and Spanish) that will be posted at bus stops and local businesses in San Benito County. This was a really exciting project to work on. Often when you are creating designs for a social cause or civic duty there is a desire to make everything look plain or “official”. I appreciate that San Benito County, The Arts Council, and the Youth Alliance wanted something more dynamic and playful. The open-ended nature of this project freed me to create something that I really think will get people’s attention and hopefully motivate them to take action. I drew inspiration from old Lucha Libre trading cards and colorful Luchador masks, blending those flavors with a pop art sensibility that I think will make them really stand out. I’m really thankful to contribute to an important cause in my hometown.
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