Looking at how design can make a real, lasting difference in people's lives, Emily Pilloton of Project H Design and Lynn Grillo of Adobe Systems will be speaking at Design Can Change the World, a special event sponsored by the Art Directors Club in New York on May 11.
Pilloton, founder and executive director of San Rafael, Calif.-based nonprofit Project H, recently traveled across the U.S. with Project H's Design Revolution Road Show, which featured 40 products designed to change the world. Project H is a team of designers, architects and builders committed to working with social service organizations, communities and schools to improve the quality of life for people who need it most. Pilloton will discuss the project's findings, initiatives and how creatives can join the Project H revolution.
Grillo, manager, creative products, at Adobe, will talk about how the right tools can help designers reach more people more effectively and in more places.
The event will start with drinks and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., followed by the speakers at 7 p.m., and will be held at the ADC Gallery, 106 W. 29th St., New York. Admission is free for ADC members, $15 for nonmembers and $5 for students. All admission fees will go to the ADC scholarship fund. Tickets are available online.