The Designer’s
Pledge
01
Start by listening.

We recognize that the best solutions are answers to well-intentioned, simple questions asked in a spirit of humble learning and curiosity.

02
Treat design as a shared endeavor.

We co-create and collaborate alongside communities who have historically been marginalized, seeking out and amplifying new voices.

03
Create value while safeguarding against harm.

We recognize that design’s charter is to make change, but it’s imperative to carefully consider and remedy the unintended consequences of our work.

04
Think holistically.

We know that everything exists within complex, interdependent systems; we must always design with environmental, technological, and social contexts in mind.

05
Democratize design.

We believe that the potential of design is vast and so should be its beneficiaries—in the words of Charles & Ray Eames, “design the best for the most for the least.”

06
Invest in design for equity.

We aspire to align our charitable giving and philanthropy as well as that of our companies with this understanding of the transformative power of design.

07
Understand the urgencies of our time.

We will inform ourselves around the impacts of policy, capital, information, energy, material, and toxicity in every project we undertake.

08
Fight the good fight.

We will galvanize our fellow designers to defend the glory of the possible. Together, we’ll build a future that our discipline is worthy of and that we can be proud of.

09
Raise expectations.

We commit to pursue a moral elegance that brings dignity to all and ennobles everything we touch—with honesty, beauty, and optimism.

10
Look forward.

We aspire to design like our grandchildren’s grandchildren will live with the consequences of our choices. Because they will.

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Founding Signatories:

Allan Chochinov
Andrea Mignolo
August de los Reyes
Bon Ku
Bryan Lee
Casey Edgeton
Chuck Slaughter
Crystal English Sacca
Dan Bomze
Danny Alexander
David Kelley
Ella Harris
Emily Pilloton
Enrique Allen
Evan Sharp
George Aye
Jake Moritz
Jamie Myrold
Jeff Chapin
Jocelyn Wyatt

Joe Gebbia
Joe Speicher
John Cary
Johnnie Manzari
Jonathan Massey
Kate Aronowitz
Keith Yamashita
Kyle Reis
Laurie Adams
Linda Brand
Liz Ogbu
Llisa Demetrios
Marc Norman
Margaret Stewart
Maria Giudice
Matt Hunter
Mauro Porcini
Michael Birkin
Michael Hendrix
Michael Murphy

Mike Levinthal
Oriana Reich
Pam Scott
Patrice Martin
Phil Gilbert
Philippe Meunier
Raina Kumra
Raphaelle Loren
Renato Winnig
Richard Elder
Rob English
Sandy Speicher
Scott Belsky
Steve Vassallo
Stuart Davidson
Swati Mylavarapu
Tim Brown
Tony Fadell
Tony Macdonald
Valerie Casey

Signatories:

Abbe Don
Abby Wilson
Abraham Ologundudu
Adam McGinty
Aditi Patel
Akshay Shinde
Alan Bryant
Albina Omarova
Alejandra Hernandez
Alejandro Rodríguez-Musso
Alejandro Sierra Durán
Alenka
Alexander Yoo
Alisa Herr
Allie Mahler
Alok Nandi
Amado Tanglao
Amit Bhambere
Ammara Jawad
Amy Martin
Andrea Valentini
Andy McDonald
Andy Witt
Angele Beausoleil
Ankur Rawal
Annegret Bönemann
anoop randerwala
Arianna Orland
Arun Sasidharan
Ashok Reddy
Avinash Rajagopal
Babu Ponnuswamy
Barbara Ciuha
Benjamin Perez
Betsy Barnhart
Betsy Woldman
Brenda Roberts Costa
Brian Lange
Bronwen Eide
Bud Northern
Camila Moletta
Carla Januska
Caroline Trepanier
Casey Hrynkow
Catalina
Cathy
Cecilia Cortes-Earle
Cecilia Morales
Chris Sherwin
Christian Lorenz
Christie Shin
Christina Cho Yoo
Christina Harrington
Claire Taylor
Cody Chapman
Cris Malapitan
Damian Costello
Dave Ludgin
David Bulfin
David Janka
Davide Mion
Dawn
Debbie Millman
Denis Weil
Donna L. Greene
Dr. Josephine Tsang
Dr. Michael Dunbar
Dr. Nicos Souleles
Eddy Lopez
Elio Caccavale
Emma Osborne
Emma Steinhobel
Engin Erdogan
Eric Shank
Evans, Jennifer
Fabio Avagliano
Fahad Punjwani
Feridoon “Doon” Malekzadeh
Flavio Ferrer
Fredrik Wickberg
Fulden Dehneli
Gaurav Laddha
Gauri
Genesia Ting
Guillermo Callau

Hannah Chung
Hannah Rudin
Ignacio Giri
ilaria
Isabel Cavaca
Jacob Lindström
Jadan Johnson
Jane Elizabeth Enser
Janice Stevenor Dale
Jason Schupbach
Jeanette Numbers
Jennie So
Jennifer Kaminski
Jennifer Loy
Jennifer Yoo
Jens Martin Skibsted
Jeremy Brady
Jeroen Spoelstra
Jess Lund
Jessica Buxton
Jessica Helfand
Jessica Lacombe
Jessica Porras
Jessica Soler
Joanna Champagne
Joaquín Alverde
Johanna Björk
John Gertsakis
John S. Couch
Jonathan M Dalton
Jorge Diego Etienne
José Paredes
Joyce Shulman
Juan Ernesto
Juliana Schwartz
Julie Eckert
Kala Wahl
Kate Gomoll
Kelsey Claxton
Kenny Arnold
Kent Williams
Kim Baer
Kim Lenox
Kristine Merz
Kwame Nyanning
Larissa Rena
Laura Guido-Clark
Laura Silinska
Lee Allen Kreindel
Lee Kreindel
Lee Shaari
Leni Schwendinger
Lennie Mowris
Lis Chung
Louise Kellerman
Lucia Pejerrey
Luis Eduardo Dejo
Luke Hydrick
Maddy Mackin Freeman
Maggie Sause
Manuela Macario
Marc O’Brien
Marcel
Marcello Borio
Marcello Magalhaes
Marcia Mayhew
Margot Bloomstein
Maria Helena Cunha
Marie-Thérèse Cassidy
marion jhunja
Mark Bult
Markus Eklund
Martin Dupraz
Martina Gobec
Marvin Hassan
Mashoedah
Mathew Kelcher
Mauricio Dias
Max Kahn
Maxine Morris
Meena Kadri
Mehek Mehta
Michael A. Hardy
Michael Davis-Burchat
Michael Ellsworth

Michael Korn
Michèle Morris
Michelle Beasley
Mimi Kolb
Ming Thompson
Monia Poncik
Monika Sznel
N S Sunil Kumar
Nathan Poel
Nathan Sprehe
Neda Barbazi
Nemiri Aissa
Nicholas Runco
Nick Scappaticci
Nick Sia
Nieves Contreras
Nikola Spadina
Nora
Nora Yoo
Nour Diab Yunes
Patricia Duignan
Paula Zuccotti
Paulina García
Paweł Hawrylak
Paweł Kopyść
Rachel Fincken
Rachel Smith
Rajan Patel
Renata Gastal Porto
Ricardo Avila
Rich Clayton
Richard Cook
Rita Gonçalves
Robert Russell
Roberto Inderbitzin
Rochelle Rietow
Rosalyn Cama
Rosângela Souza Araújo
Rose Figliano
Ruben Rohde
Ruth Manzanares
Samuel López-Lago
Samya Ghosh
Sanjeev Nair
Sara María
Sara Molina
Sarah Brooks
Sarah Holland
Sayoko Osada
Sean Brown
Shawn Petersen
Sherylene Chan
Shikha Subramaniam
Shubham Shastri
Simon Nussbaum
Simon Raper
Soohyen Park
Stacy Carpenter
Stanislav Dovidenko
Stuart Thursby
Suresh Sethi
Susan Lyons
Taha Adamjee
Taniya Khangura
Teddy Zmrhal
Todd Bracher
todd woodward
Tom Foster Mir
Tony Ochoa
Tushar Diwan
Ty
Tygan Meyer
Vaidehi Thakkar
Valentina de la Garza
Valeria Guerra
Verda Alexander
Vijay Ranchhod
Vivien Sung
Walmor de Paula
Wendy San
Woody MacDuffie
Yasmine Kahsai
Zef Fugaz

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