FRAN BITTAKIS is Thai-American, born and raised in Chicago to immigrant parents and has lived in Portland since 2004. This year, she established and founded JOOP JOOP, a radical creative agency specializing in creative projects, content, events, and curation while encouraging dialogue and fostering community through bringing equity, inclusion and a social justice framework to challenge conventional paradigms and systems.
JOOP JOOP is committed to hiring and collaborating with womxn, BIPoC and lgbt folx. Our goal is to create work and content that is relevant to us, tell our stories through our lenses and bring them forward and take up space within these industries.
Fran has been engaged in social justice and activism since the late 90’s (Food Not Bombs, booking punk shows and events, Youth Liberation Conference) and active again since 2016 (NXT LVL + SNACK BLOC). She’s also a small business owner of a custom screen printing shop specializing in flatstock for 11 years in Portland, OR called Seizure Palace.
One of her biggest passions is to be involved in connecting her communities to each other and having a positive impact through collaborating and producing various projects with those communities.