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Information is power, and lack of access to it can keep people and communities vulnerable. Breaking these barriers is where communications designer Jessica Bellamy, founder of the Louisville, Kentucky-based Grassroots Information Design Studio (GRIDS), has found her calling.
She turned to Twitter and Slack to build the community she couldn’t find in Charlotte at the time. “I’ve found a good four or five Slack groups of either women startups, black people in tech, you name it.” Community in place, Colorstock launched in August 2015 with a catalog that reflected our world as it really is, populated with diverse people of all races.