Shelby Rashap

Designer, Strategist,
& Project Manager


Shelby Rashap is a graphic designer, pillow maker, and textile lover from New Mexico working in Brooklyn. At Tandem NYC, she works with progressive local and congressional candidates, non-profit organizations, and grass roots movement groups. In her spare time, she is sewing pillow sculptures and making silly websites.


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Our Lives Our Power
Playscapes
Prattonia 2020



2021-2022


Our Lives Our Power



      Our Lives Our Power is a guide that explains what the government controls, who represents you, and how you can influence their decisions! This guide was created in collaboration with Pam Wang and Maria Useche alongside The Center for Urban Pedagogy and The Chinese American Planning Council.



1. Cover of Our Lives Our Power


    While the effects of public policies can be widespread, the discussion and understanding of these policies are usually not. CUP’s Making Policy Public (MPP) poster series aims to make information on policy truly public: accessible, meaningful, and shared. The goal is to create opportunities for advocacy organizations to reach their constituencies better through design and for designers to engage social issues without sacrificing experimentation. 



2. Interior spread showcasing the different aspects of life that our government has influence over.
3. Main poster that describes actions that people can take to influence their government to work better for them!


    The illustrations focus on showcasing a diverse population to allow for the audience to connect with the figures in the different scenes. The colors in the pamphlet are neutral and grounded to feel human and approachable. The mix of icons, illustrations, and information starts to build an environment that is very similar to the mix of techniques used in community organizing.


4. Interior Spread
Top 1/2 describes the branches and levels of government.
Bottom 1/2 illustrates NY’s Fight for $15. 

      This publication was distributed directly by The Chinese American Planning Council to their constituents and to other advocates working in similar spaces. 



5.  The design team for the project included as illustrations on the back cover.
6. Guide in action at an Advocacy Rally in NYC. 


7. Full booklet gif



  1. Cover of Our Lives Our Power
  2. Interior spread showcasing the different aspects of life that our government has influence over.
  3. Main poster that describes actions that people can take to influence their government to work better for them!
  4. Interior Spread. Top 1/2 describes the branches and levels of government. Bottom 1/2 illustrates NY’s Fight for $15.
  5. The design team for the project included as illustrations on the back cover.
  6. Guide in action at an Advocacy Rally in NYC.
  7. Full booklet gif


Shelby Rashap

Designer, Strategist,
& Project Manager


Shelby Rashap is a graphic designer, pillow maker, and textile lover from New Mexico working in Brooklyn. At Tandem NYC, she works with progressive local and congressional candidates, non-profit organizations, and grass roots movement groups. In her spare time, she is sewing pillow sculptures and making silly websites.


Email
Are.na
Instagram

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