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Wondering what steps you can take to make your design project socially relevant, presuming you want to use your abilities to change the world for the better? Design & Social Change Design Leader Jamal Collins tells designers to ’specialize in giving back’ because big ideas that make a stand also generate discussion.

Here’s Where I Can Help.

I focus on underprivileged youth by teaching them design. I encourage designers to contribute to the process of change in society using their profession to become someone’s, Design Mentor. Based on moderation, inspiration, and engagement we can encourage young people to change and reshape their opinions and stimulate them to take action.

Youth with mentors have higher rates of graduation and are less likely to drop out of school. They have a positive self-image and are able to create big goals for themselves. Mentors help children grow and close the social and/or economic opportunity gap.

According to The National Mentoring Partnership, children at risk who had a mentor were:

55% more likely to enroll in college

90% interested in becoming a mentor themselves

130% more likely to hold leadership positions

46% less likely to use drugs

27% less likely to drink

81% more likely to participate in extracurricular activities

Being a Graphic Designer actually has an incredible role to play in creating solutions for social impact. And if you’re a graphic designer wondering what you can do to make the world a better place right now, it’s a powerful way to apply your skills.

Popular Topics



Leading At-Risk Youth into becoming Creative Thinkers

  • Inspire them to explore their creative flair
  • Inform them on how to access information
  • Guide them in building the confidence to take risks

At-Risk Youth: Increasing Their Worth It Factor

  • Lead them to understand that a failed objective doesn’t mean failure
  • Assist them in increasing their speed and quality  of work
  • Encouraged to exceed their own ideas

Attaining Knowledge, Entrepreneurship Now

  • Teach them how to develop a business sense
  • Advance their comprehension of technical

Speaking and Workshop Engagements

I AM BLACK HISTORY program at Harvey Rice Wraparound School, Cleveland Ohio, February 26, 2019

MLK Day 2019 Mother Nature Meets Technology At Rid-All Green Partnership, Cleveland Ohio, January 21, 2019

CAN Triennial 18 Happy Hour Talk, Youth Mentoring Through Art at 78th Street Studios, Cleveland Ohio, July 25, 2018

Speaker at Art Bar: Designers Night in Worthington Yards, Cleveland Ohio, April 26, 2018

Creative South, Columbus Georgia, April 16, 2018

Pechakucha Night Cleveland v.30, Cleveland Ohio, March 30, 2017

Lecture Life After College At Akron University Meyers School Of Art, Akron Ohio, October 21, 2017

Revolve Conference, South Carolina, October 26, 2017

James A. Garfield School Hosted College Career Week, Cleveland Ohio, October 30, 2017

Creative Control Fest 6, Columbus Ohio, September 8, 2017

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 8, Cleveland Ohio, August 18, 2017

Design Diversity Powered by Pecha Kucha, Cleveland, Ohio, February 25, 2016

Podcast & Radio Appearances

Creative Waffle Podcast | Episode 81: Jamal Collins Design For Social Change

Eggscast | Episode 066: Jamal Collins of jayworking.com and Creative Kids 

Passion Behind the Art | EPISODE 69 Jamal Collins – Building a legacy for the youth to follow

Master Of One | Episode 303 Sandbox Interview with Designer, Educator, Mentor and Community Advocate Jamal Collins

CREATIVE SOUTH PODCAST | Episode 155 Live from CS18: Josh Ariza & Jamal Collins

Perspective Collective Podcast |Episode 073: You Have a Voice, Don’t Wait Ft. Jamal Collins of Jayworking

Working File | Episode 23 Location, Location, Location With Maurice Cherry, Jamal Collins, Kim Green, and Richard Wade Morgan


Creative South Podcast |  Episode 58: Dream Big with Jamal Collins 

Adventures In Design | Episode 434 Live from WMC Fest 7 with Jeral Tidwell, Aaron Sechrist, and Jayworking

Vindicator Hour at WCSB RADIO | Jamal Collins Interview with Mossom




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