Thomas Starr is professor of graphic and information design at Northeastern University. His work focuses on visual communication that engages civic, social and political discourse, challenging the public perception of issues such as gun violence, domestic violence, reproductive rights, and climate change.
Expanding upon ways to bring his vision of design to the public, Thomas organized and curated an exhibition of contemporary political graphics which traveled to multiple cities. He is an advisor/mentor for ACES and the leader of the Remembrance of Climate Futures Trail project. This focuses on plaques he designed being placed in 10 Essex County Communities to educate the public on anticipated impacts of climate change.