Archive for the ‘Design Ignites Change’ Category

Defining Social Design

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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.

Worldstudio on the List

Monday, December 10th, 2012

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.”

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Worldstudio in Print

Friday, October 12th, 2012

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.

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Worldstudio’s Design Ignites Change Exhibit

Friday, February 17th, 2012

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.

Worldstudio’s Social Design Event

Monday, January 30th, 2012

There has been an unprecedented surge of interest in the field of design for social impact, or as it has become known – social design. Designers are looking for ways in which to incorporate more meaningful social change work into their practices. (more…)

Design Ignites Change at TEDxMidAtlantic

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Last month, Design Ignites Change advisory board member, educator and Founding Partner of Kinetik, Sam Shelton, shared his experience of bringing the Design Ignites Change program into his classroom at the Corcoran College of Art + Design with the attendees of TEDxMidAtlantic.

Create! Don’t Hate. in Times Square

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Check out this short video of the Create! Don’t Hate billboards in Times Square!

Create! Don’t Hate, an initiative of Design Ignites Change, is taking place in cities all across the United States.

Design Ignites Change updates

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

It’s been an exciting year for Design Ignites Change, a collaboration between the Adobe Foundation and Worldstudio. The program, which encourages the application of the design process to social issues, now supports participation by over 700 college students, 675 high school students and nearly 300 design professionals worldwide!

In addition to ongoing partnerships with AIGA and the Designers Accord, Design Ignites Change is pleased to announce a new partnership with ASID (American Society of Interior Designers). (more…)

Cynthia Rowley Designer Band-Aids benefit Design Ignites Change

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

New York-based designer Cynthia Rowley has teamed up with Johnson & Johnson to create limited edition “Dress-Up Band-Aids” with a contribution from the project benefiting Design Ignites Change.

Worldstudio’s Nina Mettler and Andréa Pellegrino, Johnson & Johnson Chief Design Officer Chris Hacker and Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge were on hand to celebrate Ms. Rowley at a luncheon on September 11th at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum.

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Unique notebooks to benefit underserved youth

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The Feedback Loop notebooks

Jason McDaniel is used to printing killer letterpress invitations and cards. And it’s not that he doesn’t love his work at Dallas’ trendy Miss Q Press, but when McDaniel was invited to participate in The Feedback Loop project, he thought it would be fun to challenge himself to do something outside of his normal routine.

So he letterpress-printed a journal, something he’d never before tried, the sales of which will benefit kids all over the country.

Mohawk Fine Papers and Design Ignites Change teamed up recently to create The Feedback Loop, a project using the new Mohawk Loop grade as a catalyst for change. In exchange for free Loop paper from Mohawk, twenty-five leading letterpress printers, including Missing Q, were asked to create fifty unique notebooks. These limited editions books are now being sold in a special storefront on the Felt & Wire Shop. 100% of the proceeds will go to Design Ignites Change to support the youth mentorship program School: By Design.

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