2022 GDUSA Responsible Designers

Sponsored by Domtar

Shown above: Frank W. Miller, Jr., Design Director at Matter Unlimited

As a complement to our perennial and popular special reports — “People To Watch” (newsworthy designers) and “Students To Watch” (rising graduates of note) and “Educators To Watch” (influential teachers) — we have added an annual “Responsible Designers To Watch” to the editorial mix. Growing naturally out of our longtime coverage of “green design,” this pivot recognizes that creative professionals are embracing 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 2022, it’s especially relevant, meaningful and poignant given this pivotal moment for America and the world as we emerge into a new era of fallout and fault lines, challenges and change, and the need to repair a fraying social fabric.

For nearly six decades, GDUSA has argued that graphic design is a remarkably valuable tool for shaping commerce, culture and causes, and should be recognized and rewarded as such. Never has this proposition been more true.

Responsible Designers to Watch is sponsored by Domtar and printed on Cougar paper. See the message below.

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Editors Message | Work That Is Meaningful