Design for Social Change: Lecture + Workshop

Design for Good is AIGA's movement to ignite, accelerate, and amplify design-driven social change. 

You want to do Design for Good, but how do you get started?

This full-day workshop kicks off with a presentation by Brian Higgins about the history of designing for social engagement, examples from examples from past and current designers who practice Design for Good, and tips on how to get involved.

The session will be spent working together to research and design a campaign around a social topic that is important to you. We recommend you bring your own computer for the workshop portion.

Breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be on your own.

Our Speaker

Brian Higgins is a practicing Graphic Designer in the southwestern United States who has over 28 years experience in the Advertising and Marketing Industry, and who recently completed an MFA in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts (PRINT Top 10, 2014).  Mr Higgins has performed work for some of the largest corporations and products in the world including; Sikorsky, Avnet Inc., Sage, Plc., Suzuki Automotive, Focus on the Family, XTI Aircraft, TrueNorth, Atlantic Aviation and more.  Mr. Higgins has devoted the last two and half years of his life on a journey of Design discovery that has culminated in a new book called: The History of Now,(©2015) which is a chronological and graphic exploration into the issues and events that confront contemporary society and the way in which we deal with those adversities, creating a place where individuals - in present time - define what it means to be civic.  

Brian Higgins is currently an Adjunct Professor at Benedictine University in Mesa, Arizona who this fall will be teaching; The History of Graphic Design, and Typography courses.


Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA Arizona, and places you on the master mailing list.

AIGA Arizona has adopted the AIGA Code of Conduct with regard to its activities. We reserve the right to refuse admittance for violations of this Code, or other unlawful or disruptive actions. Any concerns should be addressed to the AIGA Arizona president.

Speakers' presentations and viewpoints are their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of AIGA Arizona. We are not responsible for the content of every presentation; please be aware that adult language, visuals or topics may sometimes be included.

When & Where
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST
725 West McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85007