Brandon Harris
Graphic Design’s Impact on Climate Change

Global warming is one of the biggest pressing issues that we face as a whole community. The rising temperatures of the Earth can create many natural disasters, impact animals, humans, and different climates. Climate change is a huge problem for everyone and if things do not change, Earth will not be able to recover from the damage we have caused.

My project idea would shift my focus towards design. How can we graphic designers create work without impacting the environment or can we create work that really does zero harm? There are a lot of ways that we can try to be better, but it is a complicated issue to not have any impact on the Earth while creating projects. I focused on how complicated and unclear the answers are, and how they contradict themselves. As someone who loves design, I want to be able to create designs that have no impact on the Earth and are fully sustainable without taking up natural resources.

Brandon Harris
I am a Graphic Designer in Chicago, Illinois. I recently graduated from DePaul University with my B.F.A. in Graphic Design while getting a minor in User Experience Design. Over the past four years, I have been working on multiple different design projects that have helped me gain many skills to take into the work field. I am excited to see where all the skills that I learned at DePaul will take me throughout my career.

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