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Smarts, grit, and creative inspiration for justice.

Design for Progress works to increase the capacity and impact of program and policy innovators. We offer rightsize strategy, communications, and creative partnership to amplify imaginations and accelerate meaningful change.


Vital City 
New York City’s new urban policy journal needed brand, audience, and product strategy; a website; standup support; art direction and graphic design; and a fractional communications department.
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The Harry Frank 
Guggenheim Foundation

The gilded institution dedicated to scholarship and amelioration of violence needed an outside audit and plan to understand, increase, and amplify the value of their brand and digital communications.
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New York City 
Criminal Justice Agency 

The trusted innovator in pretrial research and practice needed to focus on the people behind the progress and explore the future of their brand and digital products.
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Numerous Partners 
Starting with the Vera Institute of Justice ca. 2006, DfP’s team has partnered with leaders in legal systems and progressive research, policy, and practice to design impactful print, web, data, and interactive communications.
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“Design for Progress is a ‘design’ shop only in the most sophisticated sense of the word — not branding as thin veneer, but deep thinking to connect theory of change with strategic and programmatic planning. In my 30+ years of engaging organizational consultants in economic and racial justice spaces, no one has added more value to our work than the good people at DfP.”
Jeff Selbin
Chancellor's Clinical Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Policy Advocacy Clinic (PAC), UC Berkeley School of Law

“Working with DfP is truly collaborative — intellectual depth and design brilliance combined with kindness and humor. It is a gift to have partners who believe so deeply in the work and who make such multifaceted contributions!”
Rachel Godsil
Co-Founder of Perception Institute, Distinguished Professor of Law and a Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar, Rutgers Law School


Berkeley Policy Advocacy Clinic
California Collaborative for Educational Excellence
Catalyze Justice
Center for Justice at Columbia University
Criminal Justice Policy Program, Harvard Law School
CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance
Immigrant Justice Corps
Impact Justice
New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations
Perception Institute
Public Welfare Foundation
The Charles H. Revson Foundation
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
The New York Criminal Justice Agency
Urban Manufacturing Alliance
Vera Institute of Justice
Vital City
We Tell Our Selves

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