Human Trafficking is a deplorable social issue plaguing our world today. Unfortunately, it is a billion-dollar industry that is extremely challenging to stop. I have the heart to speak up for individuals that have been silenced. With this poster design, I used illustration to portray the idea that "anyone" can be trafficked, and that you may know "anyone". After contemplating a message that will grab the viewer's attention, I hand-lettered this statement:
"The Chains of Modern Day Slavery are not made of metal, but of the extremely high demand that comes from us all."
I wanted every viewer to connect themselves to the global issue at hand because our consumerism and demand are the biggest reasons for the growth and continuation of modern-day slavery. The final component of this design is informing. Viewers receive an alarming and factual bite of some current statistics then they are pointed in a direction to continue to do more. I want to provoke people to use whatever resources they have to do something about the injustices in our world.
24"x36", Black, White, Red, Ink on Poster board and Illustration Board
Software Used: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Procreate
Awards: First Place for "Human Rights Poster Competition" at CUNY Graduate Center