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Nov 05, 2019

Rallying Together

Jay Wall RGD
Jay Wall on stage presenting

About this video


Design can't save the world, but it just might help. As the principal and creative director of a design studio that works exclusively on social change projects, Jay shares RallyRally approach to amplifying the impact of forward-thinking organizations through design. He pulls back the curtain on RallyRally process, tells stories about projects and discusses the challenges of running a business at the intersection of design and the public good. As a small studio, how do they land major projects with organizations like UNICEF? How can designers present serious subject matter in visually-engaging ways that portray all people with dignity? Can graphic design actually help improve lives? Jay dives into these topics and makes the case that we can go further when we go together.


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.