Frank Chi is a filmmaker, creative director and progressive media strategist. Since 2016, his videos have received almost 35 million views and over 500,000 shares across social media, and have been recognized by The Washington Post, NBC News, ABC News among others as films “sure to give you chills.” Among them are the Black Lives Matter tribute “Kids Who Die” with Color of Change, “Letters from Camp” and “America is in the Heart” with the Smithsonian APA Center, “We Won’t Go Back” with the Ms. Foundation for Women, “I Live in a Crazy Time” with Reform Immigration for America, and “Let America Be America Again” with MoveOn.org. Watch them here.
Frank has led digital creative campaigns for five U.S. senators, two governors and seven members of congress – most notably for Sen. Elizabeth Warren. His design and data visualization work have been recognized by The New York Times, MSNBC, Rolling Stone, among others as flagship content for the economic justice and social justice movements. Recently, Frank was the creative lead behind the Reflective Democracy Campaign – a project by the Women Donors Network to bring attention to the lack of representation for women and communities of color in political and legal institutions. Among his clients have been the American Constitution Society, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Frank was also part of the team that launched the “Notorious RBG” meme paying tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and created the popular “This Machine Films Police” smartphone sticker. He’s been profiled in Communications Arts and has written for The Washington Post.
A native of New Haven, CT, Frank holds a degree in Government and African-American Studies from Bowdoin College. He lives in Washington, DC.