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 chance to work with real people with real needs is an invaluable learning experience for students."Simon Johnston, Graphic Design, Faculty
Summer 2009 - Host Department: AdvertisingRead More
Summer 2011- Host Department: Graphic DesignRead More
An outcome of the 2011 Uncool Initiative.Read 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
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