Create a design system focused on an aspect of food insecurity.
Obesity is far more common in adults who are food insecure. This can be explained by lower-cost foods tending to be less nutrient dense and higher in calories. Obesity is a major health concern and can put those diagnosed at greater risk for premature death, coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
"Why You Need to Say 'No!' to Refined Sugar" is a (hypothetical) monthly subscription service including an informational zine, sticker, and referral card for around 10$/month. All proceeds would benefit food banks in Detroit in effort to provide higher quality food.
This project was the last of my fall semester in 2020. After a months of online studio classes I was itching to make something with my hands. So, I crafted this project from materials I could get at Michaels (printer paper, vellum, card-stock) and CVS (dental floss, sewing needle, glue) and used my home printer and pop-up light box to make and document physical deliverables. It was important to me to make a tangible product and felt good to use my hands after such a long time settling for mockups.