Join us on March 8 for a party and retrospective exhibit to celebrate 10 Years of Design Action at Oakland’s new political space, SoleSpace at 1714 Telegraph. Exhibit opens on First Friday, March 1, 2013 and runs through March. For more information and updates, RSVP on our Facebook page.
Check out our Video Retrospective:
It happened in a small room in the back of a house in Berkeley. Design Action spun off from Inkworks Press in 2002, to better serve the movement for social change through expanding design services for print and web. We soon moved into Ruckus’ space providing the necessary infrastructure support.
In 2004, Design Action, along with The Ruckus Society and Tumi’s Design, produced the Designs on Democracy conference. Up to 400 people attended from around North America, including graphic designers, communications experts, illustrators, photographers, students and organizers, all in the service of creating social change.
Since then, Design Action has built up the web team, moved to a bigger space, and grown the staff to 11 people enabling us to increase design and web development services for 100s of clients in the social justice movement and beyond. We’re proud to have teamed up in movement work, such as the US Social Forum, Right to the City Alliance, 99% Spring, as well as providing for the day to day fundraising and communication needs of our clients.
As a worker-owned collective, Design Action has also played roles in building the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives. We continue to be members of the Pacific Media Guild, Local 39521, Communication Workers of America.