We’re excited to announce the five recipients of Aquent and Vitamin T’s Designing for Good grant competition. Many congratulations to our award recipients and the nonprofits they’ll be supporting. Thank you to our amazing judges and everyone who took the time to enter.  


Meet the Judges

Marianne Dear
Marianne Dear
Creative Lead at Wellcome
Gerry Scullion
Gerry Scullion
Industrial Designer and founder of Humana Design
Jason Pamental
Jason Pamental
Senior Director of Design & Technical Strategy at Isovera
Carla Silvey
Carla Silvey
Product Management Director | UX Design Leader
Judge Bios

“Design can be impactful.
Design can change. Individuals
can make a difference.”
John Chuang, CEO of Aquent, LLC

Aquent and Vitamin T

With over 30 years of combined experience in marketing and creative staffing, we know firsthand the impact great creative thinkers and innovative designers can have on businesses and organizations.


Do I have to be affiliated with Aquent or Vitamin T to apply?2017-11-16T15:12:50+00:00
Nope! Anyone with creative talent and the inspiration to help make a difference can apply.
What will my video be judged on?2017-10-20T10:57:22+00:00

Your video will be judged on your design idea’s impact, creativity, and feasibility. A high-quality video helps too—think high resolution, good lighting, and an uncluttered background. Try not to distract from your message!

Do I need permission from the organization before I apply?2016-12-07T13:23:20+00:00

Yes, you will need permission from the organization or charity first. Providing written approval is not necessary prior to submitting your video, but please be prepared to furnish it quickly if you are selected as a finalist.

Do I have to be a designer or developer to qualify?2017-10-05T08:51:11+00:00

You don’t! We believe great ideas can come from anywhere, but please communicate the details of your design idea and who will be executing the work (a designer, developer, copywriter, etc.).

Who receives the grant money?2017-11-16T15:12:57+00:00

The organization will receive the money directly. Grant funds will be used to hire you and/or who you suggest to execute the design work.

Is grant money US Dollars only?2017-11-16T15:13:04+00:00

No, it will be 5,000 in the currency of where the nonprofit is located.

I have a question that isn’t answered here.2017-11-16T15:13:16+00:00

Do you have a question about the design grants program not answered here? Let us know below and we'll get back to you with an answer!