I'm Still Surviving
“I’m Still Surviving” is an ongoing oral and public history and design project that documents, interprets, and presents women’s experiences in the history of HIV/AIDS in the United States. It is led by historian Jennifer Brier at the University of Illinois at Chicago and designer Matthew Wizinsky at the University of Cincinnati, as part of the "History Moves" initiative.
I joined the History Moves team with fellow design students in the summer of 2020, to conceptualize a digital alternative for a traveling exhibition that was scheduled to launch during the summer before the peak of Covid-19. I produced print and digital assets designed to promote the I'm Still Surviving website and digital exhibition in physical locations and on social media.
I applied a similar style derived from the posters to the motion graphics that I created for social media. I animated black bars to both hide and reveal text from the women's quotes at certain intervals to reflect one of the project's overarching design themes, redaction. Just as the poster would be presented to viewers in sets of three at a physical location, the social media animations display three quotes in sequence before transitioning to the "I'm Still Surviving" headline and other information pertaining to the exhibition.