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Storytelling with Graphic Design
Saturday, Mar. 5
Whether it’s the cover of a book, the thumbnail of a podcast, or the logo of a brand – graphic design is everywhere. Come learn how to express ideas and tell stories with line, shape, color and rhythm. We’ll dive deep into the ways that graphic design and storytelling go hand in hand.
In this interactive workshop, you’ll hear about the behind-the-scenes process of Girls Write Now’s graphic design aesthetic and get the chance to create designs for pieces written by the Girls Write Now community and for your own work! The designs you create could even be published on the Girls Write Now website.
Meet the Teaching Artist
Shira Feen currently works at Dentsu Advertising Agency, on the creative client solutions team. She graduated from Yeshiva University with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and a Masters of Science in Digital Media and Marketing. Shira has applied her digital marketing strategy, graphic design and implementation tactics across a variety of different industries spanning from fashion, architecture, and the non-profit sector to education, agency, and technology. She currently lives in Manhattan and spends many nights working as a freelance graphic designer for non-profit and Healthtech clients, as graphic design serves as her hobby and also her favorite side hustle.
Meet the Presenting Artist
Vahni Kurra (she/hers) hails from disparate parts of the American Midwest with roots in Southern India. She recently earned a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Kenyon College, where she co-edited Hika, Kenyon’s oldest, student-run literary magazine. Vahni’s work centers on themes of displacement, and her personal essay, “Banana Republic,” was published in Oyster River Pages. She is currently the book review editor for Sweet: A Literary Confection. Vahni has always been a strong advocate for the rights of women and trans* folks, as she has interned for NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and helped facilitate a peer support program for Kenyon students impacted by sexual assault. Vahni is excited to blend her passions for gender equality and creative writing as she works with Girls Write Now to ensure that all mentees have the same opportunities that she did to pursue their artistic and personal dreams.
This event is open to:
publishing 360 mentees and publishing 360 mentors