Designing a better future has never felt more urgent or important. It’s up to us to build that vision and generate new ideas, but great ideas are just the beginning. It’s time to participate, collaborate and create what’s next. Where to begin?

Start here. San Francisco Design Week. Collectively we have the potential to make deep meaningful change. We encourage you to take the pledge and begin contributing to this change through bite-sized actions. Share what you are doing on social using the hashtag #StartHereSFDW to help motivate and inspire the community of design change makers.

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“Let’s Make Ethical Design Better.”

Kristin, Common Sense Media

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“Let’s Make Radical Hospitality Better.”

The Lava Mae Team

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“Let’s Make Design for Living Better.”

Noah Hebert, Head of Design Strategy at Walmart Labs

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“Let’s Make Charitable Giving Better.”

Julia Guerra, Community Relations at Give Directly

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“Let’s Make High School Education Better.”

Yihan Hsia, Graphic Designer at XQ Institute

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“Let’s Make Access to Technology Better.”


“Let’s Make Life Better.”

James Propp, Propp & Guerin

“Let’s Make Education Better.”

Stacey Luce, Print Production Manager

“Let’s Make Workflows Better.”


“Let’s Make Interpersonal Relationships Better.”

Taylor Overton

“Let’s Make Feeling Yo’ Self Better.”

Ti Chang, Designer/Co-Founder of Love Crave

“Let’s Make Culture Better.”

Robin Hubbard, Co-Founder Level Design

“Let’s Make Typography Better.”

Wolfgang Strack, Creative Director at Strack Design

“Let’s Make The Affordable Housing Situation Better.”

Anna Caldwell, Communications Designer at Square

“Let’s Make Our Schools Better.”


“Let’s Make Neighborly Relations Better.”

Yasmeen Khaja

“Let’s Make Design Better.”

Sindoora Satyavada

“Let’s Make Media and Messaging Better.”

Saul Santell, VELDT

“Let’s Make Working Together Better.”

Gwyneth Vaughan, Creative Workflow Consultant at Gev Workflows

“Let’s Make Transportation Better.”


“Let’s Make Our Generation Better.”

Jakob Christerson, Co-Founder Swimrecruiter

“Let’s Make the Future of our Planet Better.”


“Let’s Make Educational Barriers Lower and Accessibility Better.”

Ollie Hsieh, Front End Engineer at Cloudflare

“Let’s Make Healthy Eating for Children Better.”

Erin Eng, UX Designer at Google

“Let’s Make Meals Better.”


“Let’s Make Our Goverment Better.”


“Let’s Make City Livability Better.”

Harper, Dissolve SF

“Let’s Make Community Support Better.”


“Let’s Make the Health of our Planet Better.”

Owen Starr, Creative Director at Visa

“Let’s Make Public Transportation Better.”

April Yang, Sr. UX Designer at Visa

“Let’s Make Life Better.”

Jorge Torres, UX Designer at Visa

“Let’s Make Financial Inclusion Better.”


“Let’s Make the Future Better.”

YO Chanyontpatanakul, UX Director at Visa

“Let’s Make Helping People Better.”

Ian Ernzer, Global Brand Director at Butchershop

“Let’s Make Black lives in America Better.”

Erica Stivison, UX Designer at Visa

“Let’s Make Stronger Community Better.”

Erin houchen, Design Director at Visa

“Let’s Make Control Over our Digital Tracks Better.”

Gordon Baty, Innovation Design & Research at Visa

“Let’s Make Motherhood Better.”

Gretchen Kish, Experience strategy at Anaplan

“Let’s Make Everything Better.”

Annie Sexton, UX Designer at Code & Theory

“Let’s Make Print Better.”

Alex Motal, Project Manager at The Aesthetic Union

“Let’s Make Cultural bias and Stereotypes Better.”

Paijoun MontannaBronte, Creative Director at Tink’r Design Office

“Let’s Make Learning Environments Better.”

Kate Rancourt, Design Manager at One Workplace

“Let’s Make Sharing What Drives Us Better.”

Ben L. Neill, Senior Art Director at W2O

“Let’s Make It Simple and Better.”

Aguida Zanol, multidisciplinary designer at Az ecodesign

“Let’s Make Suicide Prevention Better.”

Libby Klitsch, Designer at LIBBY KLITSCH DESIGN

“Let’s Make Every Moment Better.”

Chelsea Ellsworth, W2O Group

“Let’s Make Volunteering Better.”


“Let’s Make Healthcare Better.”


“Let’s Make Cannabis Education Better.”


“Let’s Make Working Together on This Planet Better.”

Danielle Allen, Senior Designer at Muvadesign

“Let’s Make Ourselves Better.”

Madeline Hsia

“Let’s Make Acts of kindness Better.”


“Let’s Make Freelancing Better.”

Kate Darby, Co-Founder at Dovetail X

“Let’s Make Our Impact Better.”

Katy Larkin, Owner at Atlast Creative Co.

“Let’s Make Life Better.”


“Let’s Make Access to Opportunities for College Better.”

Sam Gorman, Executive Director at Peerlift

“Let’s Make Life for the Less Fortunate Better.”

Ron Brown, Partner at ArchWorks

“Let’s Make Photography Better.”

Alex Zyuzikov, Photographer at RedSphere Studios

“Let’s Make Collaborating Better.”

Jacqueline Quasney, Creative Director at Personal Capital

“Let’s Make Energy Consumption Better.”


“Let’s Make Society Better.”


“Let’s Make Funding and Support for Women’s Entrepreneurship Better.”

Lauren M Taylor, Managing Partner at Zero Gravity

“Let’s Make Resource Listings Better.”


“Let’s Make Design for People Better.”

Reagan, Senior UX Designer at Zillow

“Let’s Make Healing the Whole Child Better.”

Purvi shah, Founder at Kids & Art Foundation

“Let’s Make Banking for Small Businesses Better.”

Yenny Otero, Head of digital design at TSB Bank

“Let’s Make Healing with Pediatric Cancer Better.”

Teri Behm, Board Member at Kids & Art

“Let’s Make the Consciousness of Design Better.”

Albert Dong, Head of Design at DormRoomFund

“Let’s Make Healing from Cancer Better.”

Rinat Goren, Board Member at Kids & Art

“Let’s Make the World Better.”


“Let’s Make Health Access and Health Care Better.”

Marcella Anthony

“Let’s Make the Personal Connections We Create Better.”

Paul Torres, Art Director at Nuna

“Let’s Make Work Better.”

Andrea Small,

“Let’s Make Our Environment Better.”


“Let’s Make Our Lives Better.”

Manuel Echeverri, Student at General Assembly

“Let’s Make Collaboration Better.”

Jack at Box Clever

“Let’s Make Healthcare Better.”

Tiffany Chambers at Resident Physician at Standford

“Let’s Make The Environment That We Live In Better.”

Luciana, senior architect

“Let’s Make Everyday Better.”

John W. Lai, Creative Director at E-Commerce Startups

“Let’s Make Art Collaborations Better.”

Jade, Community Development at Kids & Art Foundation

“Let’s Make Understanding Each Other Better.”

Irena Itskova, Creative Director at Dynamics Resources

“Let’s Make Visibility and Control Our Personal Data Better.”

Jessica Striebich, Capital One

“Let’s Make Life Better.”


“Let’s Make Design Better.”


“Let’s Make Fashion Better.”

Pia Hunter, Co-Founder & CEO at House Of Next

“Let’s Make the World Better.”

Zhengran Li

“Let’s Make Developers Better.”

Peter-Miles, Junior Software Engineer at Reside Brokerage

“Let’s Make Stories Better.”

Christopher Pietak, Cinematographer

“Let’s Make Design Better.”

Chiara Ferrari, Director at Chiara Ferrari Studio

“Let’s Make Accessibility Better.”

James Martin, Sr. Experience Designer at American Family Insurance

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