Design for Us is a resource for graphic designers interested in community engagement. The toolkit serves as a starting point for other designers to references and build onto.
This project is based on a design workshop that Mike Fretto, graduate student at the University of Washington Division of Design, facilitated with a group of high school-aged participants. Empowered with the tools of visual communication design, he and an assistant worked with participants to develop a poster that addressed an issueof concern. The posters were printed by hand and distributed in the community by each participant. As a result, Mike developed the toolkit in hopes that it would provide resources for other graphic designers interested in facilitating similar community empowerment projects.