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Randy J. Hunt

New York, NY, United States


Member since May 22, 2007

  • On Designism

    Communication, Communication Design


    Designism 3.0 was the third installment of the annual event hosted by the Art Directors Club in New York City on October 2, 2008. The event series was conceived by Brian Collins, the brand-building mastermind formerly of Ogilvy BIG and now COLLINS, as a forum to highlight and address design for social action. It's worth noting that Collins was the architect behind the We Can Solve It brand for Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection.

    Last year's event caused a small tremor in the design community as Vanity Fair's Michael Wolff called into question the intentions and validity of many of the participating designers' claims. His perspective, at the same time brutal and refreshing, was that everyone uses design as a disruptive force (including advertisers), so the real way to be disruptive is to not design.

    What this third installment lacked in controversy it made up for with verification and opportunity. Verification that the design community is not only deeply interested in the idea of design for social change, but also that a number of designers are turning this interest into action in various innovative ways. Designism 3.0 was, in short, about results.

    Allan Chochinov, a founder of the design super-site Core77 began by jokingly stating he was "a fan of Designism when it was in beta." Chochinov was billed as delivering a manifesto for designism. Injected with humor, he offered up five things Designism designers must do:

    • Use the word "consequence"
    • Ack...
  • iPod Nano $1 Raffle Fund-Raiser

    Community, Communication Design


    The Amazing Project & Public Design Center have teamed up to raffle off one fine iPod Nano. It only costs a buck to enter, and the proceeds support our efforts to promote and enable truly amazing work. Already have an iPod? Make it a holiday gift. We won't tell.

    Raffle ends Midnight PST on Tuesday November 27th, 2007.

    Take part now at Pledgie

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design