Design for Good // Good for Design: A social change starter kit

Have you ever wanted to use your skills to make your community better, but didn’t know where to start? Join AIGA Portland as we hear industry leaders speak about how you can take those first steps towards making an impact. 

This moderated panel discussion will be followed by a unique opportunity to sit in small groups and have lunch with a panelist. Ask questions, get advice, connect with like-minded people, and keep the conversation going. Come for the discussion and lunch. Leave with actionable takeaways for how you can get started doing social impact design. 

Lunch and beverage will be provided.


Andre Middleton

Andre Middleton, Executive Director at Friends of Noise


Intisar Abioto

Intisar AbiotoArtist and creator of The Black Portlanders

Sarah Leigh

Sarah Leigh, Web Designer at ThinkShout

Alley Pezanoski-Browne

Alley Pezanoski-Browne, Executive Director at the IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center)

Haley Walker

Haley WalkerCommunications Director at The Freshwater Trust

James Wilson

James Wilson, Graphic Designer at Coates Kokes

Learn more about our moderator and panelists on our blog.

Design for Good is an AIGA national initiative that believes as designers, we have powerful skills that can be used to communicate, activate, engage, and motivate people. Through creative problem solving and partnering with other organizations, AIGA Portland’s Design for Good initiative strives to connect community and create positive social impact.

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When & Where
Sat, Sep 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
9 Southeast 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97214