Creative Action Network is a global community of artists and designers, making Art With Purpose. We run crowdsourced campaigns around causes, anyone and everyone is welcome to contribute their own original, visual, meaningful work. We then develop those designs into print, apparel, and other products, and sell them here in our online store and through our retail partners, supporting artists and causes with every purchase.

We're always looking for new artists to join our community, non-profits to partner with, and brand partners to license our artists' work - get in touch, or click here to learn more about how we can work together. 






The Team


Max Slavkin, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Max has a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California. As a cultural organizer and strategist, Max has worked with a number of organizations including The Mayo Clinic, Nike Foundation, Upworthy, and Rhode Island School Of Design to leverage art and creativity into social change. He's a proud alumnus of the Coro Fellows Program In Public Affairs, and is doing his best to be the change.

Aaron Perry-Zucker, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Aaron is a designer, entrepreneur and community organizer with a B.F.A in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Before co-founding Creative Action Network in 2013 he co-founded Big New Ideas, a bi-coastal design firm that served non-profit, startup and corporate clients like Timbuk2, Nike Foundation, and Upworthy from 2009 through 2012. He was recognized as a part of the GOOD100 in 2013.

Email / Portfolio / LinkedIn / Twitter / Instagram

Christina Langley Bang, Merchandising and Licensing

A merchandising and licensing expert with extensive experience building brands, executing strategic plans and delivering financial results. Christina's prior executive positions include Senior Director, Apparel, Accessories and Footwear, at DreamWorks Animation, and Director of Apparel at Disney Consumer Products. She has a strong focus on marketing, collaborations, co-branding and creative licensing solutions. She is also a product development guru who integrates design, fashion and innovation into her projects.

Email / LinkedIn





Corey Ford Matter.vc

Corey is the CEO of Matter, a start-up accelerator that supports media entrepreneurs building a more informed, connected, and empowered society. Prior to Matter, He taught design thinking innovation at the Institute of Design at Stanford University. Corey began his career in public broadcasting managing the production of 17 films for the PBS/WGBH series FRONTLINE, winning an Emmy and a duPont-Columbia Gold Baton Award.

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Natalie Foster Peers

Natalie is the executive director of Peers, a member-driven organization that supports the sharing economy movement. We believe that by sharing what we already have — like cars, homes, skills and time — everyone benefits in the process. spent the last decade at the intersection of social movements and technology. Prior to Peers, she was the digital director for President Obama’s Organizing for America (OFA) and the Democratic National Committee.

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Steven Heller Author, Art Director

Steven Heller wears many different hats — in addition to the New York Yankees: For thirty three years he was an art director at the New York Times, originally on the OpEd Page and for almost 30 of those years with the New York Times Book Review. Currently, he is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department, Special Consultant to the President of SVA for New Programs, and writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review. 

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Van Jones Civil Rights Advocate

Van Jones is the c-host of CNN's Crossfire and the president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the U.S. economy. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York Times Best Sellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives in 2012 and beyond.


Peter Koechley Upworthy

Peter Koechley is Co-Founder and Curator-In-Chief of Upworthy, a new mission-driven media company dedicated to bringing mass attention to the things that really matter using irresistible social media. Before Upworthy, Peter produced viral media for the advocacy organisation MoveOn.org, was Managing Editor of The Onion (America's Finest News Source) and co-created the Onion News Network. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, son, and dog.

Jenny 8 Lee Plympton

Journalist, writer, dumpling-maker and non-linear thinker. Wrote a book about Americanized Chinese food. Occasionally heard on NPR. Coined the term "man date." Survived Colbert. Awesome Food trustee. Hacks/Hackers organizer. An Esquire ``Woman We Love.`` Majored in applied math. On TED.com. Thinking about the future of news and virality. Amateur headhunter and matchmaker (which are very similar).

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Alex Lofton 270 Strategies

Alex Lofton is a Vice President with 270 Strategies and leads the firm's San Francisco-based operations. Alex served most recently as the GOTV Director of Cleveland, Ohio for the 2012 re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.

Dr. Jim Pugh ShareProgress

Jim has spent the last five years working in the progressive data and technology space, starting on the 2008 Obama campaign and continuing as the Director of Analytics & Development at Organizing for America. Jim has a Ph.D. in distributed robotics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Jake Shapiro Matter, PRX

Jake Shapiro is a founding partner at Matter.vc and the CEO of Public Radio Exchange (PRX), an entrepreneurial nonprofit whose mission is to harness technology to bring significant stories to millions of people. He is also an Ashoka Fellow and the lead guitarist for The Echo Nest.