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
"As an artist, my primary aspiration is to connect with other human beings. What better way to actually do so than by actually making a difference in someone’s life?"Fatima Ghanavi, Graphic Design, Student
Summer 2009 - Host Department: AdvertisingRead More
Summer 2011- Host Department: Graphic DesignRead More
An outcome of the 2011 Uncool Initiative.Read More
"This class taught students the importance of creating a different kind of 'right.'"Sean Adams, Graphic Design, Faculty
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