2020 is a critical election year. Create Protest is our effort to help us all speak out, speak up, demonstrate, and campaign, and to share values of inclusivity, respect, equal representation, fairness, and shared prosperity.

We have brought together an inspiring group of artists from Los Angeles (CA), Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Illinois and Kentucky. Our goal is to leverage the power of their designs to motivate us all to vote, to unite, to Create Protest.

Their work is printed on merchandise you can wear, carry, use at your home and office, and give as gifts. We hope that you are as emboldened by their designs as we are, and that they convey the messages that you want to shout out at this crucial time in our country’s history.

Create Protest is designed as a hybrid business combining activism and commerce. Our artists receive a percentage of every sale, and your purchase supports their work. Take a look at their social media links on the bio page and learn more about the great work that they are doing in different states across the country. 

Visit our Resources page for an up-to-date list of organizations that you can get involved with to help get out the vote, to register to vote, to help write postcards to voters in swing states, to phone bank.  There is so much great work happening around the country, something for all of us to participate in to achieve a blue wave in November. 

We want to hear from you! What messages do you want our artists to design that you can wear? Have an inspiring story/artist or resource for our blog, Create Action? Email us at contact@createprotest.org and let’s see what we can create together! If you have a photo of yourself wearing/using our merch, send it over and we may use it on social media!

Thanks for joining us to Create Protest. Together, we amplify our collective voices and propel positive action and change in 2020 and beyond. 

Cynthia & Julie

Julie Ray and Cynthia Campoy Brophy have worked together for nearly 20 years in the nonprofit sector.  Cynthia founded and ran the nonprofit arts education organization artworxLA for 26 years, and Julie was the Director of Development for many of those years. Julie left to launch her own successful design business, Julie Ray Creative. Julie and Cynthia are joining forces again to launch Create Protest.


NOTE: If you'd like to be considered as an artist, please send images of your artwork or a link to your online portfolio/social media sites to contact@createprotest.com. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive roster of artists.