Tag Archives: social design

Design for Good: Sappi’s Ideas that Matter

In the upcoming issue of HOW (coming soon, check back October 1 on My Design Shop), I wrote a piece about some kick-ass designers who are doing amazing projects to benefit their local communities. One quote from Matchstic’s Blake Howard really struck me: “Designers are visionaries, idealists and purists; we tend to see a...

Taylor Design Creates Interactive Annual Report

Developing an interactive annual report design that wows is quite a feat. Taylor Design‘s 2012 Giving Report for the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, however, is nothing short of inspired. The website features illustrations from Andrew Bannecker, infographics, volunteer profiles, maps, videos with employees using three words to explain how they would improve healthcare (“have...

Red Leader Designs Brand Identity for Wood Street

In an effort to boost commerce on one of Walthamstow, London’s high streets, the Waltham Forest Council and the Mayor’s Outer London Fund commissioned digital design firm Red Leader to build a brand identity and website for Wood Street. A hub for local businesses and an indoor market, Wood Street has been hit especially...

Poster Design Helps Raise Autism Awareness

When Rare Brain Studios, a Los Angeles-based film and creative development company, tapped design firm Neltner Small Batch to assist with a project that would help raise Autism awareness and give one man, a beer enthusiast and brewery historian, the means to write the book on the country’s top breweries, they jumped at the...

Help A Creative Charity Win A $25,000 Grant

EPIC – Engaging Philanthropy, Inspiring Creatives has the opportunity to win a $25,000 grant from State Farm, and the charitable organization needs your help. EPIC, which leverages Chicago’s best creative talent to create marketing that generates funds and awareness for local nonprofits, has given more than $2.5 million in pro bono design work since...

Pocketo Wallets Support Young Writers

People often ask at what point I knew I wanted to be a journalist. I tell them the third grade. This is not an exaggeration; I remember going out onto the playground with a green journal tucked under my arm. That same year, a writing project was published in the school newsletter (a personal...