We recognize that the best solutions are answers to well-intentioned, simple questions asked in a spirit of humble learning and curiosity.
We co-create and collaborate alongside communities who have historically been marginalized, seeking out and amplifying new voices.
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.
We know that everything exists within complex, interdependent systems; we must always design with environmental, technological, and social contexts in mind.
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.”
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.
We will inform ourselves around the impacts of policy, capital, information, energy, material, and toxicity in every project we undertake.
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.
We commit to pursue a moral elegance that brings dignity to all and ennobles everything we touch—with honesty, beauty, and optimism.
We aspire to design like our grandchildren’s grandchildren will live with the consequences of our choices. Because they will.
Designer’s Pledge Signatories:
August de los Reyes
Crystal English Sacca