Photograph of Erin Zipper

Erin Zipper got her start as a scraggly teenage runaway who used corner store xerox machines to make zines about the politics of being young. Once she turned old she learned how to make a printing press run and found her way into co-coordinating a DIY publishing operation for court-involved young people at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island. She later attended Parsons the New School for Design and Eugene Lang College to simultaneously complete a B.F.A. in Communication Design and a B.A. in Urban Studies. Her design work has been published on Colorlines, Utne Reader, Jezebel, and other popular news sites. She has taught design and publishing at almost every level from first grade to pre-college. She gets good and passionate about using visual communication to make important ideas accessible to new audiences.

In her spare time she draws comics about being a kid in the Pacific Northwest in the 90s and imagines ways that we could use our resources more regeneratively.