Why Get Involved?

The Changemaker Series is specifically designed to assist local nonprofits in advancing their mission through design thinking. The Changemaker Series offers:

  • A shared sense of purpose with others who are passionate about the cause
  • Learn and utilize design-thinking principles, tools, strategies, and frameworks
  • A spotlight on your organization and the cause

The 2021 Program

Due to the coronavirus the Changemaker series has undergone a bit of a pivot.

Instead of a summer-long project of research and ideation, we are pivoting to a smaller scale weekend workshop.

How to Apply

Creatives that wish to participate may find our application online until 11:59PM CT on June 1st, 2021.

What to Expect

Our workshop will take place over 3 days.

We will kick the program off on Friday, June 11 with a Happy Hour, to get to know one another and talk a bit about the next two days. On Saturday and Sunday, you can expect to work through some design thinking exercises, where we will be uncovering key findings with our organization partners.

Join the Program

Both creative team members and change organizations are selected by application.

Are you a Designer?


Applications Closed

Are you a Non-Profit?


Applications Closed


Participation in the Changemaker Series is free for organizations and creatives in 2021.

Not able to participate?
Stay involved!

Unfortunately, we are not able to assist all organizations that apply, due to the limited number of teams that we can support. But, there are still plenty of other ways you can get involved! Just ask us at changemaker@austin.aiga.org.


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