Jack W. Duran

Jack leads creative content strategy and production for Vera’s Restoring Promise initiative—designing and producing multimedia, visual storytelling campaigns through a variety of mediums: video, motion graphics, photography, copywriting, brand design, digital design, graphic design, web design, and more, with a critical eye toward changing dominant narratives around justice and prison reform. As part of his role, he documents progress and stories in Restoring Promise sites and the initiative's Global Learning Exchange between American and international justice practitioners. He also works closely with external creative partners to build a movement around disrupting harmful narratives told by the media about people impacted by the U.S. prison system. To learn more about his work, explore his latest multimedia documentary project, Through Their Eyes, co-produced with incarcerated people and corrections staff at a transformed Massachusetts jail unit.

Prior to joining the Restoring Promise initiative, Jack was Digital Associate in Vera's Communications Department where he managed content and digital design for Vera’s digital accounts and provided support for digital engagement and growth efforts, including for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge. In that role, he also produced wide-ranging multimedia content for projects and initiatives across the entire organization. Prior to joining Vera, Jack worked at JustLeadershipUSA where he worked in operations and event planning for the organization's leadership training conferences for formerly incarcerated people and its #CLOSErikers campaign.

He holds a B.A. in International Relations and Middle East Studies from Drew University.