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As a nonprofit, our mission is to create an opportunity-driven environment for design to thrive in Rhode Island. At DESIGNxRI we are committed to prioritizing and investing in principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure opportunities are accessible for everyone. As creatives and designers, we can no longer be complicit in excluding people who are underrepresented and under-resourced. This committee is working to understand and dismantle systems of unbalanced power and imbue an equity lens on DESIGNxRI. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) committee includes staff and board members who meet bi-monthly to create and implement new initiatives. This is an open dialogue that extends to community members to reflect and take action with us. If you’re interested in joining us in this work, please email info@designxri.com.


Current Initiatives

  • Creating economic opportunities for people who are historically under resourced
  • Expand the definition of design and who is included
  • Running and supporting the EQUITYxDESIGN RI cohort


Join together with other design businesses in RI to promote the sector, reach new clients and draw talent to your company and the overall community.