My name is Aaron Perry-Zucker and I am a Southern California-based, visual communicator working in the social impact space. I have a background in graphic design, entrepreneurism and education. I am passionate about building grassroots movements, engaging creative communities and using art and design to tell emotionally compelling stories.
I received my BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. I co-founded a small design agency, Big New Ideas, with Tino Chow and Max Slavkin that offered contract design and consulting services to clients including The Nike Foundation, The Mayo Clinic, Timbuk2, and Upworthy.
Since 2013 I have been growing Creative Action Network, a social-impact, for-profit B-Corporation that solicits social impact designs from our community of 10,000 passionate artists, creates and sell a variety of goods online and in retailers nationwide, and financially supports artists and non-profit organizations. We partner with leading non-profit organizations including Earthjustice, National Parks Conservation Association, Sunrise Movement, Headcount and the Anti-Defamation League to design and execute cause-marketing campaigns that engage supporters.
During that time I have taught introductory graphic design, web design and printmaking courses at various institutions including San Francisco State University, California State Dominguez Hills, and Long Beach Community Action Partnership.
20 Under 30 - Next Generation of National Park Leaders, National Geographic, 2016. With ‘See America,’ Two Design Junkies Mix Art and Activism
Robin W. Winks Award, N.P.C.A. 2016. The Robin W. Winks Award is given annually by the Nation Parks Conservation Association to an individual who has effectively communicated the values of the National Park System to the American public.
GOOD 100, 2013. Selected as one of the 100 honored “trailblazers and truth-tellers, defenders and disrupters, inventors and inciters selected by the staff and audience of GOOD Magazine.
Graphic Design - Advanced experience with Adobe Creative Suite, print and digital production and graphics creation for social media platforms.
Digital Marketing - Experienced in social media and email marketing, search engine optimization, and paid acquisition.
Web and Interaction Design - Experienced in a range of web-design methods including basic HTML and CSS and CMS’s like Wordpress and Square Space.
Video and Motion Graphics - Experience with Premiere and After Effects in video, animation and motion graphics production.