Connect Lecture Series: Jay Wall, RallyRally

Monday, September 30, 2019, 12:00 pm
Photo of Jay Wall standing in front of dilapidated buildings
Design can't save the world, but it just might help. As the principal and creative director of a design studio that works exclusively on social change projects, Jay Wall shares RallyRally's approach to amplifying the impact of forward-thinking organizations through design. He pulls back the curtain on RallyRally's process, tells stories about projects and discusses the challenges of running a business at the intersection of design and the public good. As a small studio, how does it land major projects with organizations like UNICEF? How can designers present serious subject matter in visually-engaging ways that portray all people with dignity? Can graphic design actually help improve lives? Wall dives into these topics and makes the case that we can go further when we go together. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Room 153
School of Design
School of Design
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Jay Wall

Jay Wall is the founder of RallyRally, a Toronto-based design studio dedicated to social change. RallyRally works with forward-thinking organizations on causes ranging from climate action to human rights advocacy to equitable urban planning. Since establishing the studio in 2011, he has led the creation of brand identities, publications, websites and campaigns with organizations such as UNICEF, Evergreen and the city of Toronto. His work has appeared in Adbusters, and his team has been recognized with three So(cial) Good Design Awards from the Association of Registered Graphic Designers.