It is widely known that Seattle faces a housing crisis. The impacts of this crisis are visible on the streets of our city, but less visible is how it hinders the lives of UW students. Surveys have discovered that a sizable portion of the student body is rent burdened, and in more extreme cases, facing homelessness.
To mitigate problems associated with the high-cost of living in Seattle, the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) disburses scholarships that enable students to live in a safe and appropriate environment. The scholarships are disbursed through the Husky Pride Fund.
In 2018, the ASUW launched a university-wide design competition. The challenge was to create a t-shirt design that both raised awareness about the housing crisis in Seattle, but also served as a way to raise more funds for the Husky Pride Fund. My design ended up winning the competition. See the designs below:
I was happy to win this design competition, but foremost, this project was a rewarding way to contribute to my community with my design skills.
The t-shirts will be sold at the University Bookstore in the 2018-19 academic calendar year.
I will post photos and a link to purchase the t-shirt here once they are available.