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
"Being part of this program helped remind me of the importance of the design process, and ultimately why design matters."Greg Philpott, Founder and President, mDialog
Summer 2009 - Host Department: AdvertisingRead More
Summer 2011- Host Department: Graphic DesignRead More
An outcome of the 2011 Uncool Initiative.Read More
"Cultural production and design must go hand in hand as we seek to improve the condition of our world."Najeeba Syeed-Miller, Western Justice Center Foundation
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 ArtCenter undergraduate students.Read More
Top ArtCenter students are embedded in host organizations for one full 14-week academic term to work on high-level projects.Read More