Video: Drew Davies

Design for Democracy

Filmed on October 10, 2012, at “Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference

About this video

Independent, pragmatic and committed to the public good, Design for Democracy collaborates with researchers, designers and policy makers in service of public sector clients and AIGA’s goal of “demonstrating the value of design by doing valuable things.” Learn how you can get involved: Increase civic participation and help make interactions between the U.S. government and its citizens more understandable, efficient and trustworthy.

Speaker bio

Drew Davies is the founder and design director of Oxide Design Co., a communications and information design firm established in 2001. Davies is honored to serve on the national board of directors of AIGA, the professional association for design. He also serves as the design director for AIGA’s Design for Democracy initiative. He was on the core design and research team that developed the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s official election design standards, and he continues to be actively involved in implementing best practices for ballot design on a nationwide basis. Along with the team at Oxide, Davies recently juried and authored “Letterhead + Logo Design 12,” an international collection of exemplary design work. He also has the distinction of being the only Nebraskan ever to serve as a judge for the Communication Arts Design Annual, the most exclusive major design competition in the world. Davies was recently named to Graphic Design: USA's list of People to Watch in 2012.