Shirien is an illustrator + designer committed to using art and creativity as a tool to uplift social justice movements and campaigns, to amplify marginalized groups, to visualize that better world we’re striving for, and to heal.
Growing up in a working-class Palestinian refugee family, Shirien had a sense of what injustice and racism looked like early on. As she got older, she started learning and understanding more about how structural oppression functions and the interconnectedness between struggles of many different marginalized communities. Shirien took her knowledge and put it into actively challenging systemic oppression through years of organizing and now more distinctively through her illustration + design.
Shirien brings an interdisciplinary lens to her design work with over 10 years of experience in social justice advocacy, community organizing and communications strategy, combined with education in sociology and UX design. She is currently based in Chicago, where she was born and raised. Shirien works with many diverse clients across the globe. For more information please visit her site.