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Designing for humans: John Buckley and the DesignFix initiative

Designation Team Dec 31, 2018 Designers, Thought Leaders, Business, Interviews

Designing for humans: John Buckley and the DesignFix initiative

DesignFix is a social-needs initiative that brings student designers together with professionals to address some of the world’s biggest societal issues. It was started in 2017 and continued in 2018 by Frontend.com, a Dublin design studio, and it won widespread acclaim and numerous awards for its tackling of complex problems in thoughtful ways. Designation alum John Buckley was one of the creators of DesignFix; he joined Frontend.com after returning to Dublin after graduating as part of the Diamond cohort in early 2015. Today, he’s enrolled in a master’s program at Parsons School of Design in New York. We asked him to reflect on his DesignFix experience and discuss its impacts on his growth as a designer. Read More

We move better together

Oct 6, 2018 Announcements, News

We move better together

2018 has been an unbelievable year for Designation, and we’ve had a lot to celebrate so far, especially reaching the milestone of 500 graduates and our acquisition by Flatiron School and WeWork. We’re not quite done celebrating, as we’re excited to announce that Designation will start 2019 at WeWork’s brand-new 515 N State St location in Chicago. Read More

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