Salvation | United States

I wanted to do something that depicted both a visual and meaningful representation of reaching out and saving someone in need, so I took inspiration and reference from Michaelangelo’s “Creation of Adam.” I added cracks to the lower hand to give it a stone-like appearance to hint the inherent inescapability of the human trafficking epidemic.

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.

“they are peoople not sexual toys” | Portugal

The “they are peoople not sexual toys” poster was designed with the intention to compare the simple act of buying/selling a sex toy to the human trafficking. Side by side human and sex toys how easy and banal something that is completely wrong can be to those who do it.
the human figure trapped in a box completely in the hands of those who buy it .I chose a simple typography so that the image “spoke” louder than the words.
side by side humans and sex toys as something so wrong becomes so banal in the hands of those who practice human trafficking.