Posters for the People is a “People’s Initiative” started in 2002 and dedicated to building the most comprehensive record of posters created under the New Deal’s Federal Art Project. One of the founders of Posters for the People, is Ennis Carter, who recently published the lavishly illustrated book Posters for the People: Art of the WPA. The book amasses nearly 500 of the best and most striking WPA posters. Ennis has also directed a number of poster exhibits in the region to make these posters, once again, available to the American people.
Ennis has more than 20 years of experience in Communications Design and Community Organizing, including her tenure with area and national Public Interest Research Group (PIRGs) as campus organizer, canvasser and administrative director. In 1996, Ennis opened the doors to Design for Social Impact Studios, “a creative hub for promoting important social issues.” Now, more than 15 years later, she’s still the driving force behind Social Impact Studios.
She is entirely dedicated to social justice issues, from local food initiatives to international human rights campaigns, and is highly skilled in strategic action planning, identity (brand) management and visual design. Ennis is an inspiration to her staff, her community, and our industry, and was recognized as One of 50 Best Women in Business by PA Governor Rendell in 2006.