What did you want to be when you were growing up? I’m going to guess that very few people reading this will say “graphic designer.” I certainly didn’t. Like most people, I wanted to be a rock 'n’ roll space pirate. I also wanted to make the world a better place.

Unlike many people, though, I actually grew up familiar with graphic design, since my father taught it at a local university for over 30 years. I also grew up believing I could change the world for the better, because my mother started bringing me to social justice rallies and protests before I could even walk. By the time I came around to graphic design as a career choice, I had already graduated from college and was a full-on committed activist. So my challenge was how to ...

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