Welcome to AIGA Baltimore’s first installment of our Designers for Good interview series, featuring conversations with designers who work in the field of social innovation. Our first interview is with Liz Danzico – part designer, part educator, and full-time dog owner. She is also creative director for NPR, overseeing and guiding both the visual and user experience across NPR-branded digital platforms and content. Liz is chair and co-founder of the MFA in Interaction Design program at the School of Visual Arts. She is advisor to startups, nonprofits, global companies, and lecturer. She has written for design-minded publications, including Eye Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Interactions Magazine, and writes part time at bobulate.com.
Impact Hub is a coworking space on a mission: to bring together a community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals to take collaborative action and drive positive change. With our missions aligned, it’s only natural that AIGA Baltimore has partnered with Impact Hub. Read more about our partnership and a 10% discount on an Impact Hub membership.
AIGA Baltimore is calling all designers looking to make in impact in our community! The nation and the world have been focused on Baltimore as we have confronted some of the major issues of our time. In the coming months, we will be working in partnership with the Druid Heights Community Development Corporation and Neighborhood Design Center to develop the community branding for Druid Heights CDC. But we need YOU to do it! AIGA Baltimore is looking for designers, creative and art directors, interactive and UX designers for this initiative. Apply by March 25th to get involved.
During Design Week 2014, AIGA Baltimore was joined by Bob Villaflor, the Design Director for the Human Rights Campaign. Bob talked with us about his experiences with the organization and the importance of design in his work.
Complex social issues require meaning to have impact. Designers are, at the core, developers of meaning. MICA's Master of Arts Social Design program puts graduates into the community to make real-world changes.
AIGA Baltimore volunteer day at the Maryland Food Bank. Volunteers assisted in packing 10,785 pounds of food which equates to 8,296 meals!