Andrea Pellegrino

Community engagement and Notre Dame

This spring, Worldstudio embarked on a project with Notre Dame’s Office of Public Affairs and Center for Social Concerns to assess the University’s community engagement efforts and how those efforts are being understood and perceived by key audiences.

Working with two great non-profits

Andréa Pellegrino has joined the Board of Directors of Hope Floats Initiative, a team of doctors, architects and designers that works with – not for – underserved communities in partnership, helping them take ownership of a sustainable future through basic healthcare, permanent housing, education and job training. Mark Randall has joined the advisory board of. 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 »

Worldstudio launches Impact! Design for Social Change today

Sixteen students from around the world are converging on New York City to explore how to apply design thinking – the combination of unleashed creativity and executable actions – to pressing social problems. The participants, from as far away as Brazil, Australia and Portugal represent a variety of disciplines and range in experience from graduate. Read More »

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 »

Worldstudio and School of Visual Arts launch
Impact! Design for Social Change

Impact! Design for Social Change A six week intensive workshop July 12 – August 20, 2010 Worldstudio and the School of Visual Arts in New York City are launching an exciting six week summer intensive called Impact! Design for Social Change.

Funding socially responsible initiatives

Most current efforts in the “social design” space encourage designers to donate time and resources. Although giving one’s talent and time is certainly honorable, it is not a sustainable model. Beginning in January, Worldstudio will begin offering workshops to groups interested in learning how to fund non-client based solutions. The workshop will provide an overview. Read More »

Design Ignites Change + The Designers Accord

Worldstudio is delighted to announce that the 2010 Design Ignites Change mentoring initiative will be developed and implemented in partnership with The Designers Accord, a global coalition of designers, educators and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact.

Tips for funding social change projects

Core77, has tapped into a diverse group of contributors to publish Hack2Work, a collection of essential advice and tips for design professionals. With articles on topics ranging from process to staffing to client relationships, Hack2Work offers something for everyone – including a piece outlining tips for funding social change projects from Worldstudio’s Andréa Pellegrino.

Mark Randall and Andréa Pellegrino speak at the AIGA Y Conference and on Design Matters

Mark Randall and Andréa Pellegrino were two of the eleven speakers at this year’s Y Conference produced by AIGA San Diego. Mark and Andréa presented their partnering strategies and recent collaborations on the Urban Forest Project and Design Ignites Change. Mark and Andréa were also interviewed by Debbie Millman for her weekly live broadcast of. Read More »