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Kate Andrews

London, United Kingdom

Designer (Graphic Design)

Member since June 13, 2007


  • For a Good Cause: Solidarity Design

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

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    "Everyone is entitled to good design without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, poliical or any other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status." Universal Declaration of hhuman Rights. Article 2. By Cactus Disseny.

    Would you like your work to be published in Cactus Disseny's next book and prove that creatives do work for good causes? INDEX books are calling for submissions. The new pubication, "For a Good Cause: Solidarity Design" is set to gather the best examples of solidarity design, carried out for all sorts of non-profit organisations.

    Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2008. For more information, visit IndexBook.com.

  • Get London Reading

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

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    In a bid to encourage Londoners to spend more time reading, London based design agency Kent Lyons produced this typographic stencil campaign. More pictures on Flickr.

  • The Girl Effect, n.

    Poverty, Communication Design

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    Today, I came across "The Girl Effect" movement - described to be when powerful social and economic change is brought about when girls have the opportunity to participate in their society.

    The campaign logo, promotional video and supporting posters are equally an inspiring example of when contemporary Graphic Design and Typography is used for Social Change. There is something really unique and approachable about the sketched 'G' letters laid out onto one of the posters (detail pictured above).

    "When adolescent girls in the developing world have a chance, they can be the most powerful force of change for themselves, their families, communities and nations. But while those 600 million girls are the most likely agents of change, they are invisible to their societies and the world."

    For more information:

  • The Social Lab

    Communication, Communication Design

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    Award winning UK public service and communication design agency ThinkPublic launched The Social Lab last night, a project space set up for people to meet and discuss design-led concepts to address social challenges.

    Each lab event is given a theme and invitations sent to an array of people with professional expertise spanning countless industry sectors. During the labs, attendees explore particular challenges using design tools and techniques, gain fresh insights and propose future steps for social development. Current Social Lab projects include The Real Work Experience, Public Service Thank You and ithinkpublic

    I am looking forward to watching this project evolve.

    Further Reading:

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  • The Global Oneness Project

    Communication, Audio/Visual Design

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    With the power of new media and the internet, The Global Oneness Project is an inspiring web-based video initiative exploring how the "notion of oneness" can be lived in our increasingly complex world.

    The films and interviews document an array of social initiatives from across the planet - in the fields of sustainability, conflict resolution, spirituality, art, economics, indigenous culture, and social justice. The library of films is available for free from the website or on DVD for educational use.

  • The GreenHouse Project

    Community, Environmental Design

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    In inner-city Johannesburg, The GreenHouse Project is turning one urban park into a seedbed for sustainable communities.

    Run by Dorah Lebelo, this inspirational program takes a holistic approach to the city's challenges, integrating green building and design, efficient and renewable energy, recycling, organic farming and nutrition.

    For more information about the project:

  • 40 degrees, by Ciara Phelan

    Environment, Communication Design

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    Brighton University Graphic Design Graduate Ciara Phelan designed this clever little screen-printed t-shirt about global warming.

    Phelan explains, "If washed at 40 degrees, the print runs away leaving tree stalks. If hand washed in cold water the print is preserved."

    Simple and refreshing.

  • "Bought by Us" by Amelia Roberts

    Environment, Communication Design

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    Scanning the pages of GDi08, the graduate design and illustration showcase from Brighton University, I came across "Bought by Us" - a poster design from Amelia Roberts.

    Questioning the western world's role in increasing China's carbon emissions, this simple poster paints the silhouette of an industrial skyline, whilst standing entirely constructed from consumer products.

    Simple, yet very striking.

  • We Cannot Not Change the World

    Communication, Communication Design

    It has been some time coming but it's here, a comprehensive exploration into what is ‘Social Design’. This great (if promotional) video comes from the team at the socialdesignsite.com.

  • Social Studies: Educating Designers in a Connected World

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

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    This October sees the latest AIGA design educators' conference address the social aspects of graphic design.

    The event entitled Social Studies: Educating Designers in a Connected World, will be hosted by the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore) on October 17-19, 2008. Co-chaired by Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Cole Phillips and fellow DesignSessions contributer Brockett Horne.

    "Graphic designers work with clients, institutions, users, and communities to make things happen in the world. Yet education often focuses on the individual voice. How are we preparing students for a lifetime of working with and for other people? How are our students connecting to the world?"

    With the intention to host "dozens of presentations and workshops led by designers, educators, and graduate students", this promises to be a thoroughly engaging conference.

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“The best way to predict the future is to design it.” - Buckminster Fuller

Contact Kate Andrews
Kate Andrews

My Interests

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