The AIGA Seattle Changemaker Series unites teams of creative professionals with nonprofits and social change organizations to use design thinking, sustainable frameworks and creative tools to help advance their mission.

From June to September, I have been on Team Vessel functioning as a Project Manager.  We’ve worked with a local nonprofit serving the immigrant and refugee population in the greater Seattle area to help them solve a problem they are facing using design thinking.  We are having a showcase of our work on Sept 21st.

Come check it out!


About our project

Fare Pasifika is an organization committed to preserving the Pacific Islander community by providing cultural space, native-language classes and shared social experiences to individuals of PI heritage. We believe that our languages and cultures are the channels through which we engage and connect with our heritage. Through discovering our roots, we become connected to our history, we gain a sense of identity and belonging, and we help build our community for future generations.

Team Vessel, a group of skilled creatives with expertise in brand strategy, writing, and visual design, has come forward to help promote this effort. Through valuable interviews with students, educators and other organizations, they have identified themes that unlocked the design challenge: How might we articulate the vision of Fare Pasifika? Collectively, Team Vessel built a messaging toolkit to empower ambassadors with a foundational understanding of the concept, how to express it in a unified way, and ultimately inspire Pacific Islanders to enroll in language classes at UW.