Metropolitan Group and Stanford Social Innovation Review Leadership Illustrations

We partnered with the Metropolitan Group and Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) to create an illustration series of 6 articles surrounding the topic of leadership.
We were tasked with:
  • Co-creating illustrations with bold and vibrant colors.
  • Depicting the clients’ article and translating it into visuals.

Social Justice Design

  • We applied our racial and social justice lens to create illustrations that depict people of color from all walks of life in powerful and vibrant ways.
  • With the application of a social justice lens, we made sure not to perpetuate further trauma through the illustrations while being proactive about the clients’ needs.
Services Provided
Art Direction,. Campaign Strategy & Development, Illustration, Print

Recognizing Leadership in All Its Forms

A hero narrative that enshrines one kind of leadership and the individuals who embody it dominates cultures worldwide.

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The Need for More Inclusive Leadership Narratives

Why social change organizations must ensure that their systems, policies, cultures, and behaviors align with a broader concept of leadership that centers equity and justice and encompasses leadership in all its forms.

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Grounding Leadership in Community Wisdom

To advance equity, leadership programs must affirm, center, and strengthen the collective skills, knowledge, and aspirations of communities.

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Leading Together for Systems Change

Social change requires a deep understanding of how people and systems interact, and of how to tap into the powerful effects of people leading together.

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The Dream Creative beautifully and creatively brought our six-part series for Stanford Social Innovation Review to life. They were communicative, curious and solution-oriented while patterning with them on the project. We would be happy and would look forward to working with them again.

Metropolitan Group

Honoring and Supporting Women of Color Leaders

The social sector must recognize the full humanity, gifts, and genius of women of color leaders and the vital role support programs play in their well-being.

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Leadership Development Beyond Projects

The most impactful leadership programs prioritize broadly applicable skills, strengths, and capacities that serve participants and communities over the long term.

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Rethinking Leadership Development Evaluation

How understanding the complexity and nuance of leadership in changing environments can help fuel system-level change.

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