Patrick St. John works at the intersection of education justice and creative communications, bringing 20 years of expertise in messaging, design, 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 data points and 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 is the editor of Schott’s monthly newsletter and quarterly philanthropic journal Philos.

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, drafting press releases and op-eds, shooting and editing video, designing posters, and training staff in social media strategy.

Prior to Schott, Patrick was creative director of the activist digital agency Echo & Co., 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 design when he’s not busy tending his flock of backyard chickens.

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