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
"The students confronted important issues from personal vantage points, ultimately ensuring that others would care about them, too."Sherry Hoffman, Humanities & Sciences, Faculty
Summer 2009 - Host Department: AdvertisingRead More
Summer 2011- Host Department: Graphic DesignRead More
An outcome of the 2011 Uncool Initiative.Read More
"As artists and designers, we are in a unique position. What we choose to say with this voice that defines us as human beings."Patrick Hruby Illustration, Student
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