I’m Caitlin Gianniny. I’m an artist, writer, and communications strategist.

I’ve always done a little bit of a lot of things. My loves include writing, singing, dance, drawing, printmaking, photography, and jewelry-making.

I found my professional home doing communications for advocacy organizations – a place where I can leverage my background in design, education, and neuropsychology – to build effective branding and messaging strategies, and to improve the ways we share information and stories about important issues like education, healthcare, transportation, racial, economic, and environmental justice.

In 2018, I co-founded a worker cooperative with three other women, Samara Collective, that provides communications and marketing support to values-aligned organizations. Over the course of five years at Samara, I led narrative and content strategy, graphic design, front-end web development, and systems design, growing the company from four founders to a ten-person organization. I transitioned to freelancing in 2023.

I see communications as a powerful tool for working towards long-term narrative shifts and policy change, driven by the people who are most impacted. This is the lens I bring to all of the projects I work on: I design with, not for you, to support your goals.

If you have a project on the horizon or would like to see work samples, drop me a note!
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All Due Respect, Alternatives for Community and Environment, ArtPlace America, The Barr Foundation, Boston Center for Community Ownership, California Native Vote, Color of Change, Community Labor United, Conservation Law Foundation, Cooperative Development Institute, Democracy Beyond Elections, Fan Alliance, Fund Our Future Massachusetts, The Harvard Art Museums, Mass Redistribution Fund, Mass Voter Table, The Participatory Budgeting Project, Realizing Democracy – a project of the Ford Foundation, 1199SEIU MA