GOOD magazine recently published a glossary on social design which includes mentions of two Worldstudio initiatives, Design Ignites Change and the School of Visual Arts summer program, Impact! along with Worldstudio principal, Mark Randall.
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For over 15 years, Worldstudio has collaborated with choreographer Sean Curran and the Sean Curran Company. Recently, Worldstudio principal Mark Randall designed projections for an evening length work created by Curran in collaboration with the world-renowned a capella group The King’s Singers.
An online series hosted by Worldstudio principal Mark Randall, in conversation with business leaders, creative professionals and influencers working in the area of social change. Click here to learn more ».
Mark Randall, principal of Worldstudio, was recently profiled in an article on Fast Company’s Co.Exist. This article is part of Catchafire and Co.Exist’s Generosity series, as Mark was named one of the 11 Most Generous Designers. Read the article »
Worldstudio developed the brand identity, packaging and website for zakti, a company that specializes in selling fine loose leaf teas from around the world. Their teas are sourced from small, family owned farms as well as larger plantations that have been perfecting the art of growing tea for generations. Each batch is labeled with the harvest date and location to help the consumer appreciate the natural variations and nuanced flavors of tea, which change from season to season and from region to region.
Worldstudio is honored to be included on the Public Interest Design 100 list, representing one-hundred people and teams working at the intersection of design and service. (check us out under under R for principal, Mark Randall, #83). The list was curated by John Cary founding editor of PublicInterestDesign.org in collaboration with infographic designer, Megan Jett.
According to the introduction “This inaugural “Public Interest Design 100″ list seeks to honor many of the diverse, passionate people at this intersection of design and service. It is a collective portrait of the future of a groundbreaking movement. Together, they are re-imagining the world.”
The Design Activist’s Handbook, a fantastic book on socially conscious graphic design, was recently released. Worldstudio is honored to be represented in its pages, but even if we weren’t, we would definitely recommend this action-oriented design publication by Noah Scalin and Michelle Taute.
Jonathan Torres mentors high school students in a YMCA Youth Institute. Ajani Takahashi Lofton strives to fight against selfishness and prejudice. These are just two examples of college students studying art and design in the United States who also demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility and have been awarded Worldstudio AIGA 2012 Scholarships.
Hometown hero, Harlem Globetrotter Larry “Gator” Rivers, returned to Savannah three years ago and teamed up with an old friend, Dr. Mildred McClain, a leader in environmental justice and executive director of Harambee House. Together they are launching Harambee Farms a series of community gardens throughout Savannah to provide neighborhoods with fresh, organic produce and much needed jobs for young people.
In February, East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania showcased an exhibit of student work and videos from Worldstudio’s Design Ignites Change program. In conjunction with the exhibition, Mark Randall lead a social design workshop for advance communication design students and gave a lecture to the school.