Jason Liu is a Fellow at Helena. He specializes in graphic and visual identity design, creating content fit for print and web.

Jason is passionate about socially-equitable urban planning and development. Jason believes that affordable housing and transportation mobility will be defining issues of our generation. His work is guided by this big question: how can we create places that bring renewal to their communities, yet remain accessible to all? 

Jason hails from Detroit and spent six years growing up in Shanghai, China. He’s made Los Angeles his third home as an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California, where he studies Urban Planning and Architecture. 

Prior to Helena, Jason served as a council aide to Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, addressing critical social issues such as affordable housing, racial equity, and homelessness. Most recently, he worked to deliver Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Bridge Housing project to Council District 10.

Concurrently with Helena, Jason is a freelance graphic designer, designing everything from logos to clothing. Find Jason at a local cafe, ink pen in hand, drafting up his next big design. He’s also a photographer – join him in pursuit of the greatest sunset views LA has to offer.

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