How to create work that could change the world

Creating designs or illustrations with a political message isn't new, but in 2019, your message is much more likely to spread quickly around the world thanks to the power of social media. 

At this year's OFFSET Dublin, several designers, illustrators and artists spoke about activism in design, from creating the logo of the 1968 Olympics to making art for wheelchairs, to berating Donald Trump. These creatives spoke about what activism in design means to them, how they approach it, and what you can do if you want to get across a strong message through your work. Read on to discover their advice.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.