Katie Yamasaki and Eileen Fisher

December 13, 2010

A part of the ongoing series of murals completed through the Groundswell Community Mural Project, alumnus Katie Yamasaki (MFA 2003 Illustration as Visual Essay) is now the subject of an online video campaign for fashion-design company Eileen Fisher. In the video, Yamasaki explains the importance of working with teenage girls in the local community and how important the labor practices within the fashion industry are to her.

Eileen Fisher also posted a profile of the artist on its Web site, detailing Yamasaki’s previous projects and her experiences working on the current one. Voice Her’d, the Groundswell project for young women, received its second grant from Eileen Fisher shortly after completing the mural depicted in the video.

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