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This is a poster I designed and illustrated in support of Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. I was inspired  after Bernie won Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and his home state Vermont on the first Super Tuesday. Click on the gallery images below to view descriptions. Available for purchase on RedBubble --
half the proceeds wiill be donated to the Senator's new organization, Our Revolution.

Original pencil sketch drawn on my lunch hour while working as an intern at California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, which was the first union to back Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign back in August 2015.

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Adding guides for the letters in Adobe Illustrator.

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The banner and letters digitized.

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First iteration of the poster. I used strokes for Bernie's facial details but found them a bit unflattering. The color scheme also felt a little muted and melancholy, which is not what I was going for.

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The second draft. I enlarged and centered the bust, and opted for a shadow, mid-tone and highlight for the face. I then tilted Mr. Sanders' head up a little to represent a better days ahead, and the hope and optimism he gives everyday hard-working Americans. The color scheme for this one is more saturated and lively.

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The final design. I went for an unexpected, funky color scheme because this piece is meant to catch the viewer's attention. I also simplified the use of colors down to seven, reduced the contrast of tones in Bernie's face, and gave "welcome" a bit more air. It's definitely not like other Bernie art I've seen, and I'm stoked about that! This image is available as a poster on Red Bubble. Click the link below to purchase! Half the proceeds will be donated to Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.

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Mock-up of the poster alongside another one of my pieces.

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During the presidential primary, this design was available for purchase as a t-shirt and poster on RedBubble.com. I donated 50% of the proceeds to Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.

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During the presidential primary, this design was available for purchase as a t-shirt and poster on RedBubble.com. I donated 50% of the proceeds to Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.

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