Nick FerreiraDesignerWork Archive

JAY YOUNGDAHL Union Training Center Zines

Jay Youngdahl

A series of zines documenting union training centers via abstract and deadpan photographs of the tools and workspaces found in these centers. Youngdahl is a union lawyer and a practicing artist and these zines discuss the craft of industrial work that happens in these training centers.  A forthcoming exhibition using the photographs and writings found within these zines will happen in 2025 at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.

I’m a designer with a background in photography, publishing, and librarianship.  

Most recently, I was an in-house Designer at Harvard Innovation Labs. Freelance clients include Hindman Auctions (Freeman’s | Hindman), Pillar VC, First to Knock,  Jay Youngdahl, and more.

Before my career in design I was an academic librarian at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

In my spare time I maintain a personal art practice that is based in photography. Since 2017, I have published and edited Challenger, a BMX magazine that takes multiple forms. Its current form is a monthly subscriber only newsletter.


Challenger BMX Magazine