September 14, 2022
An ongoing project showcasing the work of artists from around the world encouraging people to imagine what the world could look like if city, national, and international leaders took the climate action that C40 cities take.
Courn Ahn is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator based in Portland, Oregon.
Her direct experience as a queer Korean-American has largely shaped her career philosophy, serving as inspiration for the social justice advocacy present in her creative work.
They said: “As a queer, marginalised artist, I’ve always sought to create the world I wish to live in through my artwork - one that’s truly equitable, green, and celebrates diversity. That’s why when I started this illustration, I focused on what that means to me: diverse individuals existing in harmony, a community that feels directly connected to nature, and everyday sustainable actions.”
Through their freelance studio, they aim to provide accessible design services for small BIPOC business-owners and partner with organisations working in the equity space as a force for good.
In recent years, Courn has found purpose in using art as a tool for activism, sharing semi-weekly posts navigating intersectional topics through their Instagram account, @courtneyahndesign.
Artwork courtesy of Courn Ahn.