Hello and welcome to Week 43 of #HOMwork!
This week we have a very topical, very important assignment presented by another incredible guest teacher, Jessica Walsh!
Seriously, does this woman even need an introduction?! Jessica Walsh is a NYC-based designer, art director, and partner at Sagmeister & Walsh. Her client list includes Jay-Z, Barneys, The New York Times, Levi's and The Museum of Modern Art, among many others. Jessica's work has won almost every major design award and has been featured in numerous books, galleries, museums, and magazines worldwide.
She's a huge inspiration to so many creatives I know, and, if you're not already, you should follow her on Instagram.
Do you care about the rights of women / minorities / lgbtq+ / gun reform / environmental reform among many other important social issues, and want to use design to make a difference?
Fed up with the current administration?! I invite you to use your design & lettering skills as a tool to encourage everyone you know to get out to the voting booth this week. Election day is this Tuesday, November 6th, and it’s incredibly important to vote! If the Democrats win the Senate, it would be a huge win for many social causes & progressive reform.
As designers & illustrators, we have incredible tools to communicate ideas and activate change. Now is the time to take action and make a difference. It’s voting week, so let's inspire all of our followers to get out to the polls!
As always, post your work using the hashtag #HOMwork. In the caption pledge your plan to vote and tell us what social issues you're most passionate about.
Don’t forget to tag me @homsweethom and @jessicawalsh in your posts so we can see what causes you're voting for. We'll both be sharing our faves in our Stories all week leading up to the election.
Jessica & Lauren
P.S. It can feel daunting to take a stance (let alone a political stance) with your work if you've never done it before. Trust me, I've been there. But like Jessica mentioned, we have an incredible tool to help communicate ideas and activate change, so this week, I encourage you to try using your art to stand up for what you believe in. I'll be doing the same. We're in this together!