The Designmatters educational platform at ArtCenter College of Design joins collaboration with experimentation, experience with reflection, problem-solving with problem-discovery, and purpose with action.
Through research, advocacy and action, Designmatters engages, empowers and leads an ongoing exploration of art and design as a positive force in society.
Fall 2014 - Host Department: Product DesignRead More
Summer 2015 - Host Department: Environmental DesignRead More
"Because this was not just an academic exercise, I learned so much about messaging, keeping things consistent, and understanding the psychology of a real campaign."Liz Levin, Advertising, Student
Summer 2009 - Host Department: AdvertisingRead More
Summer 2011- Host Department: Graphic DesignRead More
An outcome of the 2011 Uncool Initiative.Read More
"Socially conscious designers can inject new ways of thinking into the world to help deal with pervasive social and environmental problems (such as inequity and the hyper-production of wasteful and harmful things)."Mari Nakano, Grad Media Design '09, Visual Design Lead, UNICEF Innovation Unit
Spring 2015 - Host Department: Environmental DesignRead More
Designmatters students worked with the Arthritis Foundation to contemporize the Foundation’s brand strategy and create a multi-platform communication program.Read More
A studio in which students reimagine how illustration is used on all of today’s evolving multimedia journalism platforms.Read More
A flexible course of study in design for social impact for Art Center undergraduate students.Read More
Top Art Center students are embedded in host organizations for one full 14-week academic term to work on high-level projects.Read More