Design for Democracy

Design for Democracy is based on the premise that good design makes your choices clear.

Started in 1998, AIGA’s oldest initiative has the mission to apply design tools and thinking to increase civic participation. By making interactions between the U.S. government and its citizens more understandable, efficient, and trustworthy, designers become more vocal citizens and make democracy more sound.

“Civic engagement is part of the heart of design. Making information, especially voter information, accessible and understandable strengthens and enhances our democracy,” said AIGA Executive Director, Bennie F. Johnson. In 2020, we continue to advocate for civic engagement through voter education, registration, and access. We turn design skills and aspirations into tangible actions that can make a difference.

Meet the Committee

Frances Yllana, AIGA Dallas

Jen Ford, AIGA Gainesville
Sarah Rutherford, AIGA Cleveland
David Jon Walker, AIGA Nashville

Advisory Committee
Joseph Carter Brown, AIGA Baltimore
Karen Kurycki, AIGA Jacksonville
Elysia Syriac, AIGA Colorado
Jenn Visocky O’Grady, AIGA Cleveland

League of Women Voters
Nonprofit VOTE

Tools and Resources

Learn how you can make design count in our electoral processes with these downloadable resources on ballot design and testing tools; advocacy; election news and research; community; election governance, officials, and equipment; and more. 

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