Project Nia is a nonprofit dedicated to ending youth incarceration through the use of restorative and transformative justice practices. They needed clear and evocative tools that would help grassroots activists make real change in their communities. We created a new identity that feels and sounds strong, energetic, and hopeful, and developed a fully functioning website, a suite of posters, brochures, pins, and t-shirts. The result is a powerful brand that fights for a better solution to the incarceration issue, and helps the organization punch above its weight.
The color palette exudes both warmth and strength, much like the rays emanating from the logomark. The new identity easily stands out in a crowd (and happens to look great on a button).
The Transformative Justice brochure educated people on the importance of community-based responses to harm as well as highlighting the work of the organization.
Social media triptychs give a quick fact about youth incarceration in American and reinforce who’s trying to make a difference.