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Erin Zipper

Erin Zipper
Erin Zipper Graphic Design Manager
Brooklyn, NY

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.

Erin tweets at @erinzipper.

Infographic: From Disability to Criminality Infographic

Infographic: From Disability to Criminality

by Erin Zipper, Julianne Hing on May 13 2014, 7:00AM

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

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth, Schools & Youth

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

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

by Erin Zipper, Brentin Mock on August 28 2013, 7:00AM

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

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Act

A Multiracial Call for Justice [Photos] Photo

A Multiracial Call for Justice [Photos]

by Erin Zipper on July 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: Criminal Justice, Trayvon Martin

The Equity Gap, 1965-2013 [Infographic] Infographic

The Equity Gap, 1965-2013 [Infographic]

by Erin Zipper, Dom Apollon on June 24 2013, 1:14PM

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

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Fact vs. Fiction About ‘Obamaphones’

by Erin Zipper on April 8 2013, 7:15AM

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

Topics: Media, Politics