Connecting designers and other creatives with non-profits and grassroots organizations to support their missions with pro bono design work.
HOW IT WORKS
Sign up online to be included in our designer and organization directories.
We’ll contact the organization to discuss your specific project needs and goals.
We’ll contact a few designers in our network who seem like a good match.
When we’ve found a designer who is interested and available, we’ll connect you. We’ll help you set up a work plan, including a timeline and work agreement.
We’ll check in occasionally to see how the project is going and if any issues need to be worked out together.
WHAT WE'VE DONE SO FAR
Take a look at some projects from previous Designers Available collaborations.
Ways to Support
If you’re interested in supporting or participating in this initiative, here are some ways to get involved:
Participate as a designer.
Participate as an organization.
Support through funds or materials.
Offer services as project manager or support organizing the initiative.
Let us use your space.
Share information about Designers Available with your networks and community.
Community & Accountability
Designers who have agreed to be part of the network and work on projects through the initiative agree to a set of community agreements. This is a pro-safe space initiative and every effort will be made to uplift the perspectives of marginalized people and ensure their safety in the community. The initiative should strive to maintain healthy and productive partner (client) relationships. Incidents of harassment or abuse within the network or in partner relationships will not be tolerated. Individuals accused of such will not be invited to work on projects and will not be considered part of the network.
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A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support
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Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry
Where do we go from here
Now, More Than Ever, Designers Must Transform America
What Designers Should Do Now
Sites for Change
Design responsibility bookmarks
Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves
Social justice organizations you can support now
Showing Up for Racial Justice Thanksgiving Discussion Guide
Graphic Designers: Here’s How To Make a Difference Right Now