The hope project

In my senior thesis project, I show how artisans from poverty-stricken areas of the world use their art to improve their own economy, education, and life, as well as encourage my audience to invest in the small business economy. 

To accomplish my goal, I partnered with Hands Producing Hope, a local company that empowers women artisans to create a sustainable future for themselves and their families. They provided me with the physical communication medium I needed to spread my message to the public in the form of a mural, located on their new storefront, which sells artisan made goods. They also provided me with real-life testimonials to strengthen my message through a poster series. Through illustration and testimonials from real artisans living in Baton Rouge, Costa Rica, and Rwanda, I hope to show the Baton Rouge and global community how  choosing to invest in a small business has the power to change a person’s life.