SmashLAB's designcanchange.org hits the Time Design 100

by Warren Frey

Vancouver design studio smashLAB has been included in Time Magazine's Design 100 list as an example of designers doing their part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Through the firm's designcanchange.org website, smashLAB has created a network of designers dedicated to creating the lowest possible carbon footprint from their work. Over 1,500 designers have already used the site to pledge to use more sustainable practices, such as actually deciding if a print run is necessary when a digital file can achieve the same ends. smashLAB shared page space with Holt Renfrew, Yves St Laurent and IKEA, amongst others. The entire Design 100 list is also available online.

Company:
smashLAB
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

smashLAB is a design studio located in Vancouver, Canada. We’re small, and intend to stay that way—because we like doing the work. Making drives us. For over 15 years, we’ve produced brands, websites, blogs, campaigns, books, and apps—for clients, and for ourselves. Our approach is simple: We limit bureaucracy and keep overhead low. We plan carefully, so the design we produce works well.... more


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Warren Frey

Warren Frey

Warren Frey is a writer, editor, blogger and podcaster based out of Vancouver, BC. After working for six years in the Canadian broadcasting industry, he switched to print and has since covered varied assignments from plumbing conferences to star-studded film galas. But he’s never lost his love for the internet and interactive media, from his teens when he dived into the WELL on his “Woz”... more




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