Project Case Studies

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Below is an archive of project case studies; each one is a designer’s vision to ignite change in the world through creative problem solving. We aim to bring big ideas such as these out of the studio and into the community to inspire like-minded changemakers. Projects are posted by Design Ignites Change participants and award applicants.

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CreateAthon

School of Visual Arts

CreateAthon® is a 24-hour, work-around-the-clock creative blitz during which creative agencies generate strategic and creative work for local nonprofits... more ⇒

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Cease 4 Peace

C.S. Mott Community College

Addressing his personal experience growing up in Flint, Michigan, DeMarcus Smith has designed a project that speaks to youth in his community about th... more ⇒

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Crossing Borders

University of Southern California School of Architecture

Crossing Borders is an organization with a dual mission; we bring design services to those who cannot normally afford them and provide students at ... more ⇒

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Protein Pods and a New Coat of Paint

Kansas City Art Institute

This project looks at factors in the middle school cafeteria in the Rosedale neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas. Rosedale has ... more ⇒

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Designer's Culture Guide

As visual advocates for society, designers should use their knowledge, experience, and influence to produce credible and responsible forms o... more ⇒