Long Beach Health Dept. Fellowship

I’ve been exploring what “human-centered” means to me for the past few years. As a design student, I'm also interested in problems related to social issues and have always wanted to understand how design can be a vehicle to alleviate those causes. 

In early 2018, I have an opportunity to work as a Design Fellow at Long Beach Health & Human Services. It was an invaluable experience for me to learn how design could be applied to societal needs and executed on a city level.

My main task was to roll out an STD campaign in the City of Long Beach. I worked closely with the Health Dept. HIV/STD Surveillance Team to coordinate the campaign, refine campaign materials for mass production, and connect with local communities. Multiple physical and digital mediums were implemented during the fellowship.

The campaign rolled out in June 2018. 

*Note: Prior to my involvement, the campaign materials were initially created in an ArtCenter Designmatters studio which can be seen here.

Special thanks to:

Long Beach Health Dept.

Belinda P.

Matthew F.

Maria S.

Tania T.

Dam M.

Repro Graphics

Harry R.

ArtCenter fellowship instructor

Tyrone D.

ArtCenter Designmatters

Jennifer M.

Susannah R.

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