Christine Stankiewicz: Plastic Pollution

Christine is a fourth-year design student at The Ohio State University studying visual communication design.  Outside of design, she enjoys taking photos, running, and attending concerts. She believes that life is too short to waste a single moment and small acts of kindness can change the world. In the future, she looks forward to traveling to new places, experiencing new opportunities, and growing as an individual.


After learning about the plastic pollution in our oceans, I knew I had to use my design skills to raise awareness of this crisis. I thought the best way to reach people was through motion graphics. I started with creating a narrative that describes the process of single use plastics. I strived to call attention to flaws in our garbage system, amount of plastic we use daily, and impact of microplastics. Finally, I ended my video with a call to action to share with the viewers – simple ways they can be a part of the solution.