IwB students win RGD So(cial) Good Award!

The Atlas of One Delta wins the 2015 So(cial) Good Design Award!

A big congrats to our 2013-2014 students!

Francesca Anderson
Andrea Herrera Betancourt
Andressa Nascimento (Beccaro)
Dallas Cotterell
Robert Iacocca
Mel Kapogines
Theresa Kienitz
Michlyne McCloskey
Maziar Mohit
Helaena Parkes
Devin Sager
Kate Watanabe

Compiling the research findings from the 2013-2014 Gateway Cities project year, the IwB students developed The Atlas of One Delta, a regional atlas that documents stakeholders, resources, and networks of the project and investigates regional connections between Toronto, New York, and Chicago.

The students submitted The Atlas for the RGD So(cial) Good Awards “Designer Driven Projects” category, which recognizes submissions of work where no client is involved and where designers themselves identify causes they would like to raise awareness for or where they identify solutions to societal challenges.

The competition was tough!

The selection criteria stipulated that the project:

+ effectively promotes action in support of social change
+ demonstrates originality and creativity through advanced, unusual or clever solutions, uniqueness of materials, originality of components and/or creative use of resources
+ demonstrates good design, through the elegance and sophistication of core design concepts, the layout and use of space, typography, clever synergies of visual elements, artistic integration, etc.

Well done!

View The Atlas of One Delta here.

For more information on the So(cial) Good Design Awards, see below and the RGD website.


RGD So(cial) Good Design Awards – Celebrate the Power of Design

Every year, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) invites submissions of graphic design projects from around the world done under the theme of communication design for social good; work that has the power to incite action and make meaningful change in the way we live our lives. The RGD So(cial) Good Design Awards recognize that today’s designers have an ever greater responsibility to visualize the significant issues facing our society and find new ways to incite change in the way we behave. RGD advocates for creative approaches that make a real difference in the world.

* Award image and description text courtesy of Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD).