Estelle Carol

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  • Estelle
  • Myra
  • Carol
  • Carol
  • partner: Bob Simpson his website
  • 2 children
  • 1949
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Graphic Artist, Illustrator, Screenprinter
  • Chicago Typographer’s Union
    University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; art
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois;  graphic design
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
  • “The Chicago Women's Graphics Collective: A Memoir” in Feminist Studies, Vol. 44, No. 1 (2018), pp. 104-124 Incredible Shrinking American Dream: An Illustrated Peoples History of the United States, Alyson Publishing, 1981 Love, Barbara J. Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975. University of Illinois Press, 2006.
  • Chicago Women’s Graphics Collective (1970-1983); co-founder

    1969-?? Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, Chicago, Illinois

    Deep Roots Project (educate and promote organic homegrown food and to advocate for removing toxic chemicals from lawns)

    1999: Herstory Project (on-line archive of the history of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union and feminism in the Chicago area); founder

    before 1969: Women’s Radical Action Project (WRAP), University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

  • 2011: Unions Now More Than Ever contest, Union Communication Services
  • draws labor cartoons with her husband, under the name Carol*Simpson

    Active in the draft resistance movement during the Viet Nam War

    owner of a home business, Electronic Illustration and Design

    1998-?: senior designer and lead project manager for WebTrax Studio

    cartoons done with her husband

    website with husband

    interview (with video) by Rebecca Zorach
  • a co-founder of the Chicago Women’s Graphics Collective in 1970 and a founder of the Herstory Website Project in 1999. Active in the draft resistance movement during the Viet Nam War, she joined the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union in 1969 after a stint in the Women’s Radical Action Project (WRAP) at the University of Chicago. She is currently the owner of a home business, Electronic Illustration and Design. Most of her work involves illustration and graphic design for non-profit organizations, unions, advocacy groups, magazines and children’s books.