Design is Change is an ongoing project and group made up of students acting as 'citizen designers', teaming up with non-profit organizations or charities to donate original works for worthy causes.
During my participation as a student designer in this project I represented Defense for Children International (DCI); this organization works to ensure that children’s civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights are preserved regardless of nationality or legal standing.
Research and Planning
I began this project with research of what I found to be some of the most pertinent issues globally—children's rights. I looked to current campaigns and efforts that are working towards improving the situations of children in order to find the right organization to represent. I also looked to historic precedents of peaceful interventions and other strategies that use understanding and compassion.
The image below shows a preliminary concept map which aided me in developing a design strategy for the series of ten posters, based on approaching the difficult topics with positivity.