You'll Love This eBook If:
- You're a designer looking for some deeper meaning in your career
- You've been thinking about getting into socially conscious design, but don't know how to start
- You want to learn about the different ways graphic design can change the world for better
Everywhere you turn in the design world people are talking about “doing good.” There’s a never-ending supply of blog posts, magazine articles, books and conference talks. Looking for inspirational eye candy? Images of gorgeous nonprofi t projects are a mouse click or page turn away. Not sure why all of this is so important? It’s easy to read up on why designers should apply their talents to world ills like poverty, global warming and overconsumption, but no one tells you, in practical terms, how to make socially conscious design part of your day-to-day work life. That's just one of the ways The Design Activist's Handbook can help designers who want to really make a difference.
In The Design Activist's Handbook You'll Learn:
- How to participate in design activism, and still make a living!
- Practical advice for getting grants, exposure, founding non-profits and more
- The different types of socially conscious design and how you can get involved in them
- Analysis on design in the corporate world, and how you can work towards better business models
- And so much more
Scalin and Taute believe socially conscious design is far too important to shove into those slivers of time left after work, sleep, family and a little fun. You shouldn’t spend your weekends trying to make up for what you did at work all week. Doing good is too important to think of as work better left to those fictitious “other” designers. People more famous. More talented. More connected. Richer. Younger. Braver. (Insert your own mental roadblock here.) In truth, anyone can be a design activist. It just starts with a commitment to yourself and your values.