HUMAN TRAFFICKING | Poland

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), forced labor alone (one component of human trafficking) generates an estimated $150 billion in profits annually; according to a 2014 ILO estimate, 21 million victims are trapped in modern slavery. Ethnic minorities and highly marginalized groups of people are estimated to work in some of the most exploitative and harmful sectors, such as leather tanning, mining, and quarrying. The poster depicts a piggy bank without a hole to save money. This cannot be done when a person is a slave.

Add to cart | United States

The world has come a long way, technology makes the lives of everyone so much easier, with a few clicks we can order whatever we want from any part of the world, sadly this includes… people.
My intention with this poster is to create awareness about how technology has been the common medium where human trafficking transactions take place.

Shadow | Jamaica

The poster design titled “Shadow” was inspired by the song “No Shadow After Dark”. The song speaks on some vital ways of living that evoke the prevention of Human Trafficking that would help the viewer to be safer. I find that this was a useful tool to help in the illustration of what was being said. The poster design showed a person in the body structure of a human smiling with an emoji head holding on to a little girl that is fearful. This was a way of showing the viewer the personality and the approach of strangers that participate in human trafficking. The smiling emoji face was used because it is something that is relatable in today’s digital world of texting. Persons are more familiar with it and would see the big picture of why it was used. The body of the person is formed within the negative space of the darkness and is linked to the hands that are touching the female shoulder. A situation where you see the contrast of happiness and fear all at once between two people in one place brings about lies, cynicism, and skepticism. These words in action are what is embodied in the poster design in terms of feeling. Teaching potential victim not to trust a stranger that is nice to you.