Thursday, May 21, 2009

Social Designer: Goods for the Greater Good

Not sure how I went so long without knowing about Social Designer. But now I know and I'm excited about it. Social Designer hosts design competitions where the sales of the winning design support organizations working to make our world a better place. 

Two current competitions... 

Local Flavor: a 'local flavor' themed tote bag competition where 20% of the profits benefit Chez Panisse Foundation. The Chez Panisse Foundation works to give students the knowledge to build a sustainable future through their school curriculum and lunch program. 

Create Your Own Hero: a t-shirt competition to create a modern day hero relevant to current times. 20% of profits benefit 826 National, a creative writing non-profit.

A site like this is great. Designers get a chance to work on a project separate from the demands of their full time job, and each winning design supports an organization trying to change, even a small part of our world, for the better. 

No comments: