Identity, Physical, Digital, Environmental
Identity, Physical, Digital
Identity, Physical, Environmental
Olderbrother is a fashion brand at the forefront of the slow fashion revolution that focuses on creating gender–neutral luxury clothing items from locally crafted materials and eco–conscious fabrics and dyes.
JOIN is a collective of over 60+ curated designer–makers that combine creative forces and energy for various events, pop–ups, and tradeshows.
Eric Trine is a California–based object designer and artist.
Vitruvi, an aromatherapy company dedicated to the promotion of wellness and preservation of culture, combines the science of scent with the art of fragrance making.
Totokaelo is a globally recognized fashion, art, and object retailer in New York and Seattle.
Signal Architecture + Research PLLC works to design inspiring places for humankind, drawing distinct influence of experience through materials, function, light, nature, and sound.
The historic Hotel Sorrento first opened its doors in 1909, at the tail–end of art nouveau.
Each year our Design Lecture Series brings 1800 attendees together to hear free lectures on creativity and innovation from global design legends at the Seattle Public Library.
The Office of Arts & Culture promotes the value of arts and culture in communities throughout Seattle, Washington.
JOIN and studio e gallery design a multi–faceted event/pop–up; “3 Rooms” in the historic King Street Station during the Seattle Art Fair and Out of Sight.
Let’s Have Dinner and Talk about Death is a project created to foster inspiring and constructive conversations about end–of–life decisions.
Detroit based fashion and design purveyors Orleans + Winder believe that connection to contemporary design — on a local and global scale — is an essential part of life.
Maslow’s by Farestart is a classic American restaurant and bar. FareStart has provided job training for Seattle’s homeless and underprivileged for decades.
Community Table by FareStart is a fast casual eatery serving BBQ, Bowls and Salads. FareStart has provided job training for Seattle’s homeless and underprivileged for decades.
Rise by FareStart is part of a paid apprenticeship program serving coffee, teas and light fare. FareStart has provided job training for Seattle’s homeless and underprivileged for decades.
The Drugs Over Dinner platform helps you plan, host and moderate a compassionate conversation around drug and alcohol addiction.
Beyond This Point is an interview series engaging the creative thinkers who inspire Civilization.
Bianco Light + Space is a fine art, sculpture and lighting design studio based in Brooklyn, New York.
Social Studies is a six–piece collection by Civilization created for Open–Editions.
HeadStarter Network is a think–action tank begun by The National Head Start Association.
The JANDS Center is a mixed–use facility in Seattle, WA, meant to encourage creative synergy.
Reflect is a collection of 15 one–of–a–kind objects from JOIN which debuted at Sight Unseen OFFSITE during NYCxDESIGN.
Prism is a retail and art gallery experience offering independent work and objects from artists and designers in the heart of Ballard, Seattle, Washington.
SYSO is the largest youth symphony orchestra in the United States that has played a critical role in shaping Seattle’s culture for over 70 years.
Re-Locate is a non–profit initiative that focuses on community–led and culturally specific relocation for communities on the forefront of climate displacement.
Linksbridge is a data–driven organization that provides consulting services to clients such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on how they can better communicate and run their business.
Miro is a quiet, yet thoughtful tea shop and wholesaler that sources leaves from around the world.
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is a non–profit organization that promotes the practice and education of industrial design.
Now Matters Now is an online suicide prevention program designed to teach life–saving skills and coping mechanisms to those most at risk.
The Cloud Room, a private club and co–working space, was created as an elegant gathering place for the city’s entrepreneurs and artists to work, collaborate and relax.
Sweetgrass Food Co. is a healthy and organic fast casual restaurant in Seattle.
The New Foundation is helping to expand the physical and psychological borders of the Pacific Northwest contemporary visual art scene.
See Saw is an immersive space devised for the 2017 Seattle Art Fair by Civilization for children and their families to explore and interact with concepts in art and design.
The National Community Land Trust Network provides leadership and aid to community land trusts that create permanently affordable housing programs throughout the US.
SIFFX is a four–day festival within the Seattle International Film Festival showcasing the most current and creative thinking in virtual reality/VR, augmented reality/AR and 360° immersion.
City Habitats, an initiative of The Nature Conservancy, is comprised of organizations and individuals choosing to work together to break down the divide between our cities and towns, and nature.
Recompose offers a radically new approach to end-of-life disposition and ritual. The service gently converts human remains into soil, so that we can nourish new life after we die.
The Seattle Design Foundation was established to create a platform for Seattle area designers, in both social and financial capacities.
Renegade is the farthest reaching craft showcase in the world and attracts 300,000 attendees annually across multiple events in 12 major cities across the U.S. and Europe.
The Interaction conference assembled a diverse group of practitioners and academics from around the world to discuss the design needs of the 21st century.
#Every1 is a campaign focusing on bringing attention to climate action.
Non–Breaking Space is an exhibition space by Civilization devoted to showcasing important works of graphic design.
A tool for people of all ages to learn how the design process can be used to address real-life challenges and help create a more equitable world
Verbalizing design is another act of design.
Your culture (whoever you are) is as important as our culture (whoever we are).
A designer’s role is a role of good citizenship.
The goal of design is to elevate expectations and make something artful.
We have to overcome the obstacles and rise up to the challenges.
Graphic design is not a luxury, but a necessity.
Consider everything an experiment.
Good art inspires; Good design motivates.
Design is art that people use.
Design is just language and the real issue is what you use that language to do.
To complicate is simple.
To simplify is complicated.
Everybody is able to complicate.
Only a few can simplify.
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