Patrick St. John

Creative & Online Communications Director

Patrick St. John works at the intersection of education justice and creative communications, bringing 15 years of expertise in design, messaging, and digital strategy to the Schott Foundation and its grantee partners.

Since 2011, Patrick has developed and expanded Schott’s digital presence across traditional and social platforms. A multidisciplinary communicator, he uses graphic design, video, and the written word to weave otherwise dry data points and isolated stories into accessible narratives that educate and advocate. Patrick believes that communication tools should highlight the voices and experiences of the most oppressed and marginalized to help build public and political will to make fundamental social change.

Patrick frequently works with Schott’s grassroots grantees to provide expertise and technical assistance that would otherwise be out of reach for them, including building websites, laying out professional printed materials, designing infographics, and training staff in social media strategy.

Prior to Schott, Patrick was creative director of the activist digital agency EchoDitto, building out and leading its first design team, which crafted everything from websites to smartphone apps. He has also worked extensively with civil rights organizations like the National Black Justice Coalition and People For the American Way. An organizer in his spare time, Patrick brings a fierce commitment to justice to all his work.

Patrick is a graduate of Moravian College, double majoring in political science and graphic design. He regularly presents workshops on education and graphic design when he’s not busy tending his flock of backyard chickens.

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