Erin Zipper

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Graphic Design Manager
Portland, OR

Erin Zipper got her start as a scraggly teenage runaway who made zines about the politics of being young using the corner store xerox machine. She found her way into co-coordinating a DIY publishing operation for court-involved young people at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island. She later attended Parsons, the New School for Design and Eugene Lang College to simultaneously complete a B.A. in Urban Studies and a B.F.A. in Communication Design. She gets good and passionate about using visual communication to make important ideas about our society and how it works more accessible to the masses.

Erin has had the pleasure of designing for a number of awesome clients who are working for social justice, such as Third Root Community Health Center, the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, and Maysles Documentary Center. Prior to igniting ARC's visual flame, she was the Communications Manager and Social Justice Bootcamp director at Project Reach NYC.

Follow Erin Zipper on Twitter: @erinzipper

9 Charts That Force the Question, Does Black Life Matter?

by Kai Wright, Erin Zipper on Jan 7, 2015 07:00am

When measured by the blunt calculus of mortality, being black in the U.S. is a killer.

Infographic: From Disability to Criminality

by Erin Zipper, Julianne Hing on May 13, 2014 07:00am

The dangerous intersection at which too many black children are diverted from school to jail.

Retailers Turn Thanksgiving Into Black Thursday [Infographic]

by Von Diaz, Erin Zipper on Nov 27, 2013 07:00am

A growing number of big-box stores are open on Thanksgiving. Find who's open--and who's doing the work.

What Would It Take To Pass a Voting Rights Amendment? [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Erin Zipper, Brentin Mock on Aug 28, 2013 07:00am

Mapping out a constitutional solution to the Supreme Court's devastating ruling this summer.

A Multiracial Call for Justice [Photos]

by Erin Zipper on Jul 16, 2013 6:00AM

After the Zimmerman not-guilty verdict, people from all walks of life have rallied to send a powerful message: Race does matter in the Trayvon Martin tragedy.

Topics: Trayvon Martin, Criminal Justice

The Equity Gap, 1965-2013 [Infographic]

by Erin Zipper, Dom Apollon on Jun 24, 2013 01:14pm

A graphic look at why affirmative action started--and what its loss may mean for higher education.

Fact vs. Fiction About 'Obamaphones'

by Erin Zipper on Apr 8, 2013 07:15am

A festering rightwing meme has turned an old, Republican program that benefits private cell phone companies into an Obama giveaway for poor (black) people.

Will the Keystone XL Pipeline Produce Good Jobs? [Infographic]

by Brentin Mock, Erin Zipper on Mar 21, 2013 08:45am

Support for the Keystone XL oil pipeline is growing among Congressional Republicans, Democrats and organized labor. But what will the controversial project actually do for the areas that it would cross?