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

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