Infographics For Social Change: A Graphic Ally Hackathon

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Become a Graphic Ally! Learn how to tell visual data stories to inspire policy change and mobilize information at the grassroots level. In this hands on workshop, we will explore and apply principles of conscious and responsible design to a real world infographic project. Topics covered are as follows: icon drafting, infographic composition, power dynamics in design, data framing, asset vs. deficit mapping, access to information, and grassroots design strategies. Learn how to map out infographic solutions for reaching and activating policy makers, people with resources, low-opportunity communities, and more. Participants will leave with an actionable list of design strategies, and with experience creating an infographic for a local nonprofit or community group.

About Jessica Bellamy

Jessica Bellamy is the owner of GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio. As a trained graphic designer, a former Neurodevelopmental Science research analyst at the University of Louisville, and as a local community organizer, Jessica combines grassroots organizing, research, and data visualization in her work. GRIDS is a for-profit research and design agency that creates works that support social change initiatives.To learn more please visit the GRIDS website:

Currently, Jessica is on sabbatical exploring new methods of Communication Design as an Adobe Creative Resident. She is interested in finding new applications for information graphics within tangible and intangible space with the goal of leveraging data and personal narratives for social change. Throughout her residency she will be conducting Graphic Ally Hackathons around the country, making motion graphic, and creating experimental infographics. Follow her journey on social media and on her website:

When & Where
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Louisville Central Community Center, Inc.
1300 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40203