A Leeds based publication, Citizen magazine is a project aimed at making social issues more engaging and accessible.
Full of inspiring, positive and visually engaging articles, it celebrates all the good things happening in Leeds to strengthen communities and support individuals.Visit Citizen Magazine
Prison Ink is a project that aims to support prisoners in Armley Prison. I designed a range of greeting cards that were printed and packaged by a small print team within the prison. All profits from the sales went back to the prison, to provide creative resources. In the future, we hope to run creative workshops in the prison.See the 2012 card range
In the late 80s, AIDS was a growing epidemic. Sufferers were pushed to the margins of societies around the world. There were plenty of organisations trying to talk about it, but no one was listening.
In 1991, a group of artists and designers decided to do something about it. They decided to create a simple symbol to represent solidarity with suffers, and to provide the issue with visual respresentation.
all of a sudden, this marginalised issue was right at the heart of social discourse. The Red Ribbon provided a platform for conversation, a unifying message, and visual presence for the marginalised issue.
Effective communication can instigate conversation, affect our emotions, inform and influence.
Correctly understanding the power of design is the first step in understanding how it can help your project or organisation.
My name is Bryn Abbott, and KITZO is my way of exploring the power of design to have an impact on social issues.
I have over 8 years experience, an MA in Design, a beautiful wife, and a tiny dog.