The People

The Public is an activist design studio specializing in changing the world. We believe that an important message conveyed with inspiration can do just that. We give our clients work that is creatively, emotionally, and intellectually uplifting, that challenges oppressive ideas, and that empowers people to pursue real change.

We are not just committed to ethical and sustainable practices; we are defined by them. We believe in and practice eco-friendly printing processes, progressive hiring, democratic decision-making, and local purchasing. We are very present in the communities we work in and with and strive to make a positive impact on their cultures, environments, and economies.

The Public is run by principals and creative directors, Sheila Sampath and Natalia Saavedra, and a team of community organizers working collaboratively and bringing our common goals and divergent experiences to the drawing board.

The Team