Design Cares

We collected professional acts of social responsibility, as an inspiration for those looking for ideas, and as a celebration of the role designers are taking in helping repair the world.

Recognizing both the powerful role they play in the new world economy and the opportunity to make a positive social impact with their professional skills, designers everywhere are looking for ways to contribute.

Graphic design is young: 95% of the graphic designers who have ever lived are alive today. Together we can still define our profession: will it be about inventing visual lies to create larger market share, or will it be about taking responsibility for helping build a better world?

Inspired by the Design Cares website, the GDC Vancouver Island Chapter created the Design Cares Exhibit and Forum, and published a travelling poster exhibit from the juried show. The Design Cares travelling exhibit is a celebration of the role designers are taking in helping to improve the world and shows the breadth and depth of how they use their creative skill to improve the human condition, save the environment or assist with a myriad charitable causes.

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Original poster, Design Cares Events in Victoria

Design Cares promo post card

Design Cares poster exhibit: Introduction

Poster from travelling exhibit