Introduction

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.

Our Mission

Through research, advocacy and action, Designmatters engages, empowers and leads an ongoing exploration of art and design as a positive force in society.

Internship Opportunity: Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN ALUM SETH BAKER BRINGS HIS LOVE OF DESIGN AND NATURE TO THE HUNTINGTON

ArtCenter / March 2019

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"The students created outcomes that are innovative and exciting, and help move us closer to our ultimate goal."

John Bwarie, United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Living History: ArtCenter Off-Campus #workingit trip to the California African American Museum

 

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This Alhambra, California–based illustrator exercises his voice in his artwork

Communication Arts / February 2019

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Building Trust, Bridging Divides: Visual Communication/Branding Programming for the City of Long Beach Police Department and Community

 

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"It’s not about me saying, 'Here’s what to do.' It’s about all of us deciding, 'What can we do together?'."

Guillaume Wolf, Graphic Design, Faculty

Big Lessons from the Big Apple: The LA i-team reflects on the NYC’s Service Design Studio

 

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COANIQUEM: Safe Niños Designing Innovative Interactive Environments for Pediatric Healing

 

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A Future Vision for the Aquarium of the Pacific

 

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ArtCenter Graduation Ceremony | Spring 2019

April 27th 10:00am Pasadena Convention Center

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"The students were able to grasp the need and the reality of vulnerable communities and translate that information into creative yet realistic ideas. This was a great example of how design can contribute to furthering a cause."

Bianca Lomell, Regional Director for North America, Project Concern International (PCI)

DESIGNMATTERS MINOR IN SOCIAL INNOVATION

A transcripted course of study for ArtCenter undergraduate students in social innovation

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FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

ArtCenter students are embedded in host organizations for one full 14-week academic term to work on high-level projects.

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Networks & Partnerships

Current partnerships
AEDAmerican Cancer SocietyAmerican Red CrossANSPEAquarium of the PacificArt Division
Arthritis FoundationAshokaAutodesk FoundationBarbieBerkeley Graduate School of JournalismBloomberg
CAL EMACal TechCenter Theatre GroupChildrens Hospital LACity of LACity of Long Beach
City of PasadenaCity of Santa Monica Office of Civic WellbeingCoaniquemCalifornia Common CauseCedar-Sinai Center for Health Equity ResearchCompartamos Con Colombia
Covenant HouseDalbergDoctors Withouth BordersEast West BankEMDRIAFEMA
Flintridge CenterFood ForwardGE HealthcareGirl EffectGoodwillHomeboy
Homeboy Electronics Recycling  Housing WorksHUB Bogota Instituto de Diseño (ISDi)International Medical CorpInternational Organization for Migration
International Rescue CommKyoto Seika UniversityLA County Dept. mental healthLAUSDLegacy LALong Beach Police Department
Mary Pickford FoundationMattelMayoMayor’s Fund Los AngelesNAKFINathan Cummings
NEANike FoundationNOAANorth East TreesOASOutward Bound Adventures
Packard FoundationPAHOParticipant Pasadena Public LibraryPathPlanned Parenthood
PrincetonProject 51Project Concern IntProximityRancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation CenterRonald McDonald House
RubbermaidSappi: Ideas that MatterSCECSentient ResearchSilicon Valley Community FoundationState of California Seismic Safety
SurdnaSHESocialabUS dept of InteriorTAMA Art UniversityTECHO
Tongji University College of Design and InnovationUCLA Business of Science CenterUNESCOUNFPAUNDPUNICEF
UNICEF US FundUNIFEMUnited We StayUNOPSUSC AnnenbergUSC Norris
USGSVANSVentureWellWHOWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution World Bank
Women DeliverYMCA
designmatters networks
AIGACumulus AssociationDesign Ignites ChangeDesigners AccordDesis NetworkIDSA