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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 and the Designers Accord, Design Ignites Change is pleased to announce a new partnership with ASID (American Society of Interior Designers). The collaboration will not only expand the program’s influence into the interior design discipline, but will also encourage ASID members to participate in the School: by Design mentoring program – an initiative of Design Ignites Change that puts social and sustainable design thinking into action by asking high school students to “redesign your school” with the help of their college and professional mentors.

The first ever Design Ignites Change Implementation Award winners have been hard at work. An update on how they are using funding from Design Ignites Change to do remarkable work in their communities can be found here.

And, if all of that wasn’t enough, Mohawk Fine Papers and Johnson and Johnson together with Cynthia Rowley joined forces with Design Ignites Change to create unique products to benefit the program.

Twenty-five leading letterpress printers were asked to create fifty limited edition notebooks to be sold on Mohawk's Felt & Wire shop. 100% of the proceeds are going to Design Ignites Change to support the youth mentorship program School: by Design.

Each sale of the “Dress-Up Band-Aids” gives a dollar to Design Ignites Change. Worldstudio's Andréa Pellegrino joined Cynthia Rowley to celebrate the product launch at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.

For information about becoming a Design Ignites Change sponsor, contact apellegrino (at) worldstudioinc.com. If you’re interested in participating in the program, contact awhipple (at) worldstudioinc.com.