As part of my work with the Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative at Portland State University, I designed the cover art for the center’s podcast, 'Understanding Homelessness'. The podcast “illuminates the underlying causes of homelessness, explains systems that perpetuate it, explores innovative solutions, and shares stories from those with lived experiences.”
Design challenges can arise when we attempt to visually represent sensitive topics or ideas. My design reflects the community-focused mission of the podcast, with friendly illustration and visual metaphor. The podcast is fresh, enlightening, and hopeful, which I feel are traits reflected in this design concept.
View the Squarespace site I put together here, which also features my digital collages that accompany each episode.