Lofty Ideas Bandied About

What role can creativity play in shaping our world? Can creatives become instruments for social and political change? That’s the subject of the evening of September 21, 2006 at the Art Directors Club ADC Gallery panel discussion called “Designism.”
“Designism will address the question of how you use your career to make the world a better place. By giving this movement a name, we hope to provide young designers and creatives with a way to connect with their craft and add new meaning to their careers,” says ADC vice-president Brian Collins, who heads Ogilvy’s Brand Innovation Group.
Milton Glaser, George Lois, Tony Hendra, Kurt Andersen, James Victore and Jessica Helfand will be on hand to discuss the issue.
Tickets are free for ADC members and $10 for non-members. Seating is limited. The ADC is located at 106 West 29 St., between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, in New York City. To reserve call Ann Schirripa at the ADC at 212-643-1440 or email to



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.