Little & Brave is a project born out of a desire to create a visual language to empower young children in the development of a strong sense of self-worth, encouraging positive behaviors, such as standing up for peers against bullying.


I created a system of symbols both natural and fantastical to captivate young minds with traits such as courage, leadership, wisdom, individuality—in the hopes that they would then take them on as their own.


By applying the symbols to shirts, I explored how we can embody what we wear. The shield also serves as a symbol of protection in itself, adding an additional layer of empowerment.


The shirts are silkscreen printed with metallic ink.