Posts Tagged ‘Andrea Pellegrino’

Community Engagement and Notre Dame

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Notre Dame logoThis 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. (more…)

Working with two great non-profits

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010


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 desigNYC, whose mission is to improve the lives of New Yorkers by connecting nonprofits and civic groups serving the public good with passionate, professional pro bono design services.

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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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Worldstudio launches Impact! Design for Social Change today

Monday, July 12th, 2010

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 level students to seasoned professionals.

The sold out, six week program at the School of Visual Arts will run on two parallel tracks: the first will educate students on how to conceive and execute their own projects for social change with a  focus on funding projects that are not client-based. Along with a personal project, students will participate in the development of a team project that addresses a pressing need for a local non-profit organization. On this track, participants will roll up their sleeves to take the program out of the realm of theoretical thinking and extend it into the real world.

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Rollout of Funding Social Change workshops

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

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 corporate sponsorship in social change initiatives. By creating a project budget and marketing plan, attendees get the opportunity to apply new skills to an actual project during the one-day workshop.

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

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

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.

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Funding socially responsible initiatives

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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 of various funding models and strategies for supporting self-initiated social change work.

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Design Ignites Change + The Designers Accord

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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.

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Tips for funding social change projects

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

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

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

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 the online radio show Design Matters on Voice America Business. Listen to the archived show with Shel Perkins, Liz Danzico and Lorraine Wilde here. Mark and Andréa’s segment begins at the 30 minute mark.