RJ founded the studio amidst the launch of the digital project MonroeWorkToday.org, to design many more compelling materials for high school history teachers and museum audiences. The studio is dedicated to taking an intersectional approach and centering the work on people of color. RJ’s vision is to find new creative methods for interacting with the significant political movements and historical figures of the past.
To this work he brings his direct experience in cartography and data visualization, as well as experience learned in Silicon Valley for championing the final audience/reader over the expert in the room. He’s driven constantly by stories that are left out of the standard canon but contain the foundational lessons for an informed citizenry of the 21st century.
RJ is an INFJ, which will surprise no one he’s worked with before. Softspoken, he’d rather get the work done than pass around the kudos, and he aspires to be a different kind of entrepreneur.