/ SOCIAL JUSTICE DESIGN ONLINE COURSE

Skyrocket your communications skills while building a better world.

Hi there! I’m Raffi. I’m a brand specialist, graphic designer and illustrator with over 12 years of experience designing with focus on social justice. My clients include the African American Policy Forum, lead by Kimberlé Crenshaw, the founder of Intersectionality, Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia University and many more!

IN TODAY’S DESIGN WORLD, SOLID TECHNICAL SKILLS AND AESTHETIC CHOICES ALONE WON’T CUT IT.

I have had a strong desire to fight for a more just and equitable world since I can remember as a kid. Because I have been excluded from design (and society at large by virtue of my queerness/transness and Arabness), I became deeply committed to doing work that authentically represents people and causes the impact needed to shape a better world. I know the pain and effects that that exclusion caused me and those around me. That is why for over two years I worked tirelessly on a Social Justice Design comprehensive course

Designers and non-designers need to be able to respond to cultural, historical and political contexts with as much confidence as choosing the right font. During this 3-month online course you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive impact in the world today utilizing the principles of Social Justice Design!

ENROLL TODAY
HERE ARE THREE THINGS THEY DON’T TEACH YOU IN SCHOOL
DESIGN ISN’T JUST
PROBLEM-SOLVING
What if I told you that solutions are mere scratches to the surface of something much bigger and deeper?
THE ETHICS OF DESIGN
STARTS WITH YOU
Take a deep dive into your values and culture, face your own privileges and biases, question everything you’ve been taught, and start the process of unlearning.
WHAT THE HECK IS
SOCIAL JUSTICE DESIGN?
Learn the in’s and out’s of a practice that will broaden your mind and skyrocket your design skills.

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF:

You’re a designer who wants to level up your design skills to go beyond surface-level.

You work in communications, posts on social media, manages a site or works with designers (but you aren’t one).

You’re curious about or passionate about shaping a better world, social justice and social change.

This course will provide you with practical visual communications skills that you can begin to apply immediately. Each module includes a practical exercise accompanied by a reflection exercise. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, you will find the content to be both relevant and practical.

THE CURRICULUM

What is Social Justice?

What is Social Justice Design?

The Four Trees of Social Justice Design.

Social Justice Design & Community.

A Life-Time Commitment to Social Justice Design.

The Many Roads to Social Justice Design.

The Most Powerful Thing You Can Learn is To Unlearn.

Moving Beyond Bias & Stereotyping.

Client Case Study – BLAFemme.

Cultural Humility.

How Lack of Social Justice in Design Harms People.

Is Social Justice Design Political Design?

Is Social Justice Design Inclusive Design?

Accessibility.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS
TRANSFORMATION.

LEARN

Gain a deeper understanding of Social Justice Design and how to create meaningful change in your life and work.

TRANSFORM &
DON’T GET BORED

Grow your understanding of Social Justice Design and your own self so you can branch out and expand your horizons. This course is hosted on Xperienficy which is a gamified platform which will keep you motivated!

GROW

Grow your understanding of Social Justice Design and your own self so you can branch out and expand your horizons.

GET INSTANT ACCESS TO

One final project that you will create to apply everything you learned.

Over 12 years of experience condensed into one powerful course.

Hours of content split into digestible bits.

A curated resource document with over 30 tools to sharpen your skill set.

Client case study walk-through so you can see how this course comes together in real life.

Practice exercises with each module so you can quickly apply what you learn.

Reflection exercises with each module so you can retrain your brain.

Bite-size summary with each module so you can easily remember the most important parts.

A community of like-minded people that you can connect with for life (full transparency: there aren’t a lot of people yet but we will grow!).

Optional with Fab Plan: live sessions with me so you can get any answers you need.

ENROLL TODAY
FAQ

Is this course for me?

This course is for you if:
  • You’re a designer who wants to level up your design skills to go beyond surface-level.
  • You work in communications, post on social media, manage a site or work with designers (but you aren’t one).
  • You’re curious about or passionate about shaping a better world, social justice and social change.

What happens if I don’t complete the course within 3 months?

The idea is that the course would close but if you need an extension please email us at support@socialjusticedesigncourse.com. Life happens and we understand that!

Why is it a 3-month course?

The reason why there is a deadline is because the overwhelming majority of students tend not to complete courses with unlimited time. This is a method of accountability so you can take the best advantage from the course in a timely manner.

What is the FAB plan?

For only an extra $150 you get two 45-minute calls with me in a small group to go over your questions. Why in a group? Because everyone can teach and learn.

What accessible methods do you offer to sign up?

I offer 4 openings of scholarships per year: one per season. The scholarships open at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%.
I also offer a 4-month installment plan.
Apply for scholarships via this link.

Can I share my login details with others?

Building this course has taken a lot of time, investment, knowledge and obstacles to navigate. As someone who’s oppressed in a lot of different areas, finally releasing all this content was not a smooth journey. Please be considerate of the effort it takes to put together something this special to you and ask your friends and loved ones to purchase their own credentials. If money is an issue, know that I offer scholarships of different levels.

Need something less comprehensive and live?

How do I get my boss to pay for this?

I still have questions, can I contact you?

Absolutely! Please schedule a 15-minute call with me and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.