As graphic designers and media makers, how can we use creative tools to reframe a story, subvert dominant narratives, and win campaigns? How does our work fit into the grander strategy of change and stay accountable to the leadership of community organizers? Join creative directors and designers for a panel on best practices for design in progressive politics, featuring successful case studies on issues of immigrant rights, climate justice, and electoral politics. As AAPI women with a legacy of immigration to the Bay Area, we will reflect on the opportunities and challenges we face in doing this work.
Sabiha Basrai, Art Director, Design Action Collective
Sabiha Basrai is co-owner of Design Action Collective in Oakland, CA – a graphic design and web development shop dedicated to serving social justice movements with strategic media tools. She has been working as a graphic designer for nonprofits and activist organizations for the last 15 years. She is a coordinator for the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action – a San Francisco Bay Area all-volunteer group working to educate, organize, and empower Bay Area South Asian communities to end violence, oppression, racism and exploitation within and against our diverse communities. Sabiha is also a member of the Center for Political Education’s Advisory Board and a part-time faculty member in the University of San Francisco’s Department of Art & Architecture.
Candice Dayoan, Vice President of Creative, 50+1 Strategies
Candice is an award-winning Vice President of Creative for 50+1 Strategies, a civic engagement, campaign strategy, management, and community mobilization consulting firm based in Oakland, CA. In 2019, she was honored by the American Association of Political Consultants as a Top 40 under 40 Winner. She specializes in print design and has won several national awards for her designs, including Gold Pollies for her work on Gavin Newsom for Governor and Vote.org. She has a passion for making good design more accessible to all and has taught classes and workshops all over the country on the psychology of political graphic design for Netroots Nation, Organizing 2.0, Elect Her, and the University of San Francisco.
Juhi Gupta, Creative Designer, 50+1 Strategies
Juhi Gupta is a creative strategist and designer with 50+1 Strategies. Born and raised in the East Bay, Juhi began community organizing in 2015, working on grassroots campaigns for a $15 minimum wage, faculty unionization, and defunding the police with Student Action and The People’s Lobby. She has led several trainings, including graphic design for social change, field organizing for first-time candidates, and navigating working in politics as a person of color. She holds two honors BAs in public policy and visual arts from the University of Chicago, where she conducted thesis research on participatory budgeting, analyzed historical strategies in political art, and received a grant to study citizenship and belonging at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018.