Raffi (they/them) is a queer, trans, bi-racial Arab immigrant designer who specializes in branding, graphic design, and illustration through a social justice lens.
With over 12 years of experience, Raffi has created powerful branding through stories and design for forward-thinking clients like Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the word and framework of intersectionality, The Center for Institutional and Social Change, several LGBQT organizations like GLSEN, Transgender Law Center, Transforming911 and many other organizations who focus on shaping a better world.
They also teach social justice design through their instagram platform @learnwithdreamcreative which is described as "a one-person creative studio specializing in branding, graphic design and digital illustration through a social justice lens."
When asked what their work means to them, Raffi shares the following:
"My identities, background and lived experiences inform the work I do deeply. Because I’ve been excluded from design in so many areas I feel responsible for tearing down barriers and challenging norms with the work that I create.
This type of work is a long-life commitment. Pretty much like a loving relationship, there’s constant nurturing that needs to happen, constant learning, humility and investment in critical design that focuses on the most marginalized."
For more content and information from Raffi, you can follow them on Instagram (@learnwithdreamcreative)!
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