2023 GDUSA Responsible Designers

Sponsored by Domtar

Shown above: Victor Ng is Creative Director, Ford Foundation

As a complement to our perennial and popular special reports — “People To Watch” (newsmakers and leaders) and “Students To Watch” (rising stars) and “Educators To Watch” (influential teachers) — we have added an annual “Responsible Designers To Watch” to the editorial mix. In doing so, we recognize and amplify the movement of creative professionals to embrace  responsibility writ large in terms of how sustainably they create and produce, yes, but more broadly how, when, why and for whom they work.

The common thread:  these are creative and thought leaders who use design principles, talents and skills to make the world a better place as they see it. In 2023, this is especially relevant, meaningful and poignant as America and the world emerge into a new era of fallout and fault lines, challenges and change, a fraying social fabric that needs mending. For six decades, GDUSA has advocated the value of graphic design in shaping commerce, culture and causes. Never has this proposition been more true or more pressing.

About Domtar

Domtar is the exclusive and founding sponsor of GDUSA’s Responsible Designers annual special report. The company, celebrating 175 years, is the largest integrated manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America. Domtar states: “Your reputation is important. Your business depends on it. Our well-known brands give you the confidence of quality and consistency that your reputation is built on. Our brands offer you and your customers unmatched print results, reliability and peac e of mind. No matter the need, we offer a brand that’s right for you.”

Among the Domtar brands well-known to the graphic arts community are: Cougar® renowned for its refined velvety surface, a premium line of paper that amplifies a brands’s passion, personality and purpose; Lynx®, with impressive runnability, rich color reproduction and excellent image quality at an uncompromising value; and Husky®, an economical offset that can still outpace the competition. This special October 2023 edition of GDUSA is printed on Cougar® 70 lb. text. To learn more about Domtar and its papers, pulp and packaging materials, visit paper.domtar.com

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