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Design Action Collective

Design Action Collective began in 2002 as an independent design and communications spin-off of Inkworks Press Collective. This has allowed us to better serve the movement for social justice by expanding our design capabilities to provide web and other interactive and “new media” services, and continue to expand to include strategic communications and messaging.

Since the founding of Design Action, we have grown to be a multi-lingual, diverse 11-person shop. Our members have come to Design Action as activists and organizers within the social justice movement, and with the desire to offer our skills as designers to the progressive movement.

Design Action is a worker-owned and managed cooperative and a union shop, affiliated with the Pacific Media Guild, Local 39521 Communication Workers of America, AFL-CIO. We are also active members of Graphic Alliance, the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives, and the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives.

Located: 
Oakland, CA
Founded: 
2002
Worker-owners: 
(10)
Innosanto Nagara, Nadia Khastagir, Poonam Whabi, William Ramirez, Sabiha Basrai, Josh Warren-White, Sarah Reilly, Daniel Owens, Ivy Climacosa, Andrea Salazar

C4 Tech & Design

C4 Tech & Design is a worker-owned cooperative that provides technical and design services to businesses and non-profits in the Greater New Orleans area. After forming in 2002, C4 quickly expanded into two synergistic teams: our Business I.T. Services team offers technical support, networking, and computer repair services, while our Web Design Team offers graphic design, web development, and custom programming services. 

C4 offers a variety of innovative technology consulting services to an eclectic range of businesses and organizations throughout the Gulf South region and across the country. From envisioning the concept for a website to implementing highly integrated technology strategies, C4 has provided innovative solutions to a diverse client base for over a decade. 

Located: 
New Orleans, LA
Founded: 
2002
Worker-owners: 
(12)
Jeff Brite, Becky Cierpich, Ian Johnson, Drew Stephan, Anna Boyer, David Boss, Chris Roussel, Devin Davis, Westly Gaddis, Marcus Amargi, Robert Starnes, Ryan Williams

FullSteam Labs

FullSteam Labs is a worker-owned tech cooperative specializing in creative design, digital storytelling, and tech consulting for good causes. The majority of our clients are non-profit organizations and small businesses.

Our services are designed to help organizations succeed. We design professional campaign materials, create highly functional websites, and provide tech consulting services that build organizational capacity.

Located: 
Asheville, NC
Founded: 
2013
Worker-owners: 
(3)
Jason Johnson, Charles Suggs, Saro Lynch-Thomason