Design for Democracy

Design for Democracy is based on the premise that good design makes your choices clear.

About Design for Democracy

Started in 1998, AIGA’s oldest initiative has the mission to apply design tools and thinking to increase civic participation. By making interactions between the U.S. government and its citizens more understandable, efficient, and trustworthy, designers become more vocal citizens and make democracy more sound.

“Civic engagement is part of the heart of design. Making information, especially voter information, accessible and understandable strengthens and enhances our democracy,” said AIGA Executive Director, Bennie F. Johnson. In 2020, we continue to advocate for civic engagement through voter education, registration, and access. We turn design skills and aspirations into tangible actions that can make a difference.


Frances Yllana

AIGA Dallas


Jen Ford

AIGA Gainesville

Sarah Rutherford

AIGA Cleveland

David Jon Walker

AIGA Nashville

Advisory Committee

Joseph Carter Brown

AIGA Baltimore

Karen Kurycki

AIGA Jacksonville

Elysia Syriac

AIGA Colorado

Jenn Visocky O’Grady

AIGA Cleveland


League of Women Voters

Nonprofit VOTE

Demonstrating the value of design by doing valuable things