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Nov 02, 2018

Panel: Design for Social Good

Jay Wall RGD
Panelists on stage

About this video


We often hear about the potential of design to create a positive social impact on the world. This session aims to critically explore the topic of design for ;social good or ;social change. How can designers thoughtfully and ethically engage with social, environmental and political issues through design? What are the emerging trends in this field of design, and what are some critiques? We'll hear from Martha Cotton and others who are dedicated to this type of work, each presenting a short case study, followed by a panel discussion and audience QA. 

Panelists include Jay Wall RGD, Dawn Hancock, Martha Cotton and Kevin Lo.


Jay Wall RGD


Hi, I’m Jay. I am the founder of RallyRally, a design studio that merged with Briteweb, a certified B Corp and creative agency focused on social change. For 15 years, I have focused my career on guiding the design of brands, websites, campaigns, and publications that help progressive organizations to communicate with impact and build their movements. I’m a certified member of RGD and I was recognized with the RGD UltraBold Award, celebrating designers who are making a positive impact in the Canadian design community and beyond. I’m also a dad, a cyclist, a public space advocate, and a part-time professor at the George Brown College School of Design in Toronto. Based in Guelph, Ontario—traditionally known as Thadinadonnih—I respectfully acknowledge that I’m a settler on the ancestral territory of the Anishinaabeg (Mississaugas of the Credit), the Haudenosaunee, and the Attawandaron. Feel free to reach out about project ideas, consulting requests, speaking opportunities, or teaching gigs.