The National Autistic Society provides information, support and services while campaigning for a better world for people with autism.
In 2013, four years after the Autism Act was passed in UK parliament, the National Autistic Society launched their Push for Action campaign – aiming to pressure local authorites to take action and implement the act, as too many people with autism were still waiting for the support that they need.
As part of the campaign the National Autistic Society initially commissioned me to create a timeline visual that would illustrate the story of the Autism Act and reveal the alarming statistics that indicate that while some local authorities have made improvements, as a country not enough is being done.
The timeline features a friendly sketch style design using sketches by myself and illustrator Nick Stewart. The final graphic was used both in print, web and social media and catalysed supporters old and new to "Push for Action" on the NAS website.
Following the success of this piece, I was tasked to create subsequent including a series of regional maps, showing the numbers of sign ups for each area of England, along with an overview of the whole country.
I have also worked with the NAS Campaigns team to design a series of "action" and "win" graphics – used primarily on social media websites – to keep the momentum of the campaign running and acknowledge each milestone victory the campaign achieves.
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