Design for Good


Events & Initiatives

Design for Good is an ethos to use problem-solving and design thinking towards social change.

AIGA Design for Good (D4G) highlights opportunities of engagement for designers to build their practice, expand their network, and have hands-on leadership opportunities. Design for Good recognizes the wide range of designers’ work and hands-on leadership and professional development opportunities, which benefit the world, our country, and our communities.

The AIGA Arizona Design for Good team creates memorable events that serve Arizona’s people, and work to bring innovative designers and lecturers to the state to educate our design community. Some of our events include CreateAthon 2016, 2017 & 2018 and Free Arts Day Taliesin West.

Design for Democracy Initiative

Design for Democracy is based on the premise that good design makes your choices clear.

Started in 1998, AIGA’s oldest initiative has the mission to apply design tools and thinking to increase civic participation. By making interactions between the U.S. government and its citizens more understandable, efficient, and trustworthy, designers become more vocal citizens and make democracy more sound.

“AIGA is committed to working for public good and design excellence. Democracy is designed,” says AIGA executive director Julie Anixter. In 2018, we continue to advocate for civic engagement through voter education, registration, and access, but with an additional emphasis placed on civic engagement. We turn design skills and aspirations into tangible actions that can make a difference.

AIGA’s Arizona branch of the D4D Initiative is working on creating a sustainable system of design collateral that can effectively communicate the need to vote to minority communities.

Join Us

Interested in joining, sponsoring, or hosting a Design for Good Event? Contact Design for Good Director Marissa Groom at