Design Ignites Change

Corbin Hill Food Project wins Sylvia Harris Citizen Design Award

Design Ignites Change, Worldstudio, and AIGA are pleased to announce the recipient of the inaugural Sylvia Harris Citizen Design Award, Francis Carter and his Corbin Hill Food Project. In his winning application, which carries a $10,000 prize, Carter proposes the expansion of CHFP, which aims to supply fresh vegetables and fruit where they are needed. Read More »

2013 Design Ignites Change Fellowship winners

The 2013 Design Ignites Change Fellowships – awarded in both student and professional categories – were recently selected and we are excited to share these three projects that demonstrated outstanding potential to impact communities in both the U.S. and Southeast Asia.

Worldstudio’s Design Ignites Change exhibit

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.

Create! Don’t Hate. in Times Square

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

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. Read More »

Cynthia Rowley’s designer Band-Aids benefit Design Ignites Change

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. Read More »

Unique notebooks to benefit underserved youth

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.. Read More »

Student billboards on display in Times Square

Six students from New York City’s High School of Art and Design are being given an opportunity that many designers only dream of – their designs will be featured on Clear Channel’s “Spectacolor HD” digital billboard in Times Square. The billboards were created as part of Create! Don’t Hate., a Design Ignites Change mentoring initiative.. Read More »

A tasty way to support a Design Ignites Change Implementation Award winner

Made possible through the Design Ignites Change Implementation Award, the first delicious products from PieLab’s Pecans! business are now for sale online. The goal of Pecans! is to teach local youth in rural Greensboro, Alabama to create a profitable business using a plentiful local resource.

Rollout of Funding Social Change workshops

Worldstudio recently rolled out the first in a series of workshops for creative professionals that teach funding strategies for socially responsible projects. The initial beginner’s level workshop – which has now taken place in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco – provides an overview of various funding models and addresses how to include. Read More »