The AIGA Chicago 2019 Community Grant is our love letter to our city—home to thinkers, makers, designers, and doers. Just as AIGA Chicago exists to embrace, amplify, and advance designers and the role of design in our community, so did the winning proposals.
The awardees below address at least one of AIGA Chicago’s areas of civic engagement: diversity, women’s leadership, violence prevention, and education for all ages. Above all, the common denominator between the projects below is that they aim to harness the power of design to impact real change.
Artisan’s Passion Project – Closer Look Closed Caption (So A Ryu)
Labor of Love – Designing Society (Nicolette Stosur-Bassett)
Labor of Love – Amalgam Journal (Pouya Ahmadi)
Follow Your Heart – Perceptions can influence our ability to enact social change (Abigail Snodgrass)
Follow Your Heart – The Chicago Mobile Marketplace (Maya Bird-Murphy)
Heart & Soul – Typeforce (Will Willer, Kristin Lueke, Nermin Moufti)
Heart of Gold – El Arte de Hablar con Mi Reflejo (Jessica L Mueller)
Be on the lookout—in the coming months, we’ll be sharing more details and progress updates about each of these projects. We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who took the time to apply, too. We’re honored to give some love to our city and its brilliant hearts and minds.