Meet our Made Good panelists: Doug Grimmett

Doug Grimmett, Founder and Creative Director at Primal Screen, a multimedia production company in Atlanta, GA, has over twenty years of experience in motion design, and has received numerous (200+) awards in advertising, design, and broadcast.

Doug is the Design for Good Chair and President Emeritus of the AIGA Atlanta Chapter and is a former AIGA Raleigh Board Member. AIGA Atlanta honored Doug for his dedication to and achievements in the design profession by naming him their eighth Fellow.

In addition to his role with AIGA Atlanta, Doug serves on the board of MODA, and is a board member and co-counder of Good Thinking, a ‘design for good’ non-profit organization for creative professionals that works with other non-profits to “effect lasting, positive social change.” Their approach to each project demonstrates the best practices, ethics, and standards of the design profession.

I met Doug Grimmett, at this year’s AIGA Leadership Retreat in Philadelphia. Doug presented a Chapter Inspiration Stories at one of the General Sessions during the retreat. The story: Good Thinking, and it truly was inspirational. The AIGA Atlanta Chapter’s Design For Good initiative  works with Good Thinking on projects that create a positive social impact on the communities they serve. Doug spoke about their work with City of Refuge in Atlanta. an organization that provides social services and transformative programs to poverty and crime ridden neighborhoods in Atlanta.

It was this presentation that led us to invite Doug to be a panelist for our Made Good event. Doug gave an overview of the process Good Thinking follows for each project. And the results of the rebranding and outreach campaign Good Thinking created for City of Refuge were amazing. Both the design work and the the dramatic increase in awareness, donations and volunteer support.

More about Doug Grimmett:
Primal Screen
Good Thinking
Creative Mornings with Doug Grimmett
VIDEO & TEXT: AIGA Atlanta Fellow Award Intro Speech


Made Good | September 26, 2013 6:30 PM

Made Good: An evening to celebrate design & its promise for social change, will feature three amazing design leaders and entrepreneurs for presentations, a panel discussion, and a Q&A session that will provide inspiration, practical advice, and conversation on bringing socially responsible design to your professional practice.

Our panelists are: Chicago’s Dawn Hancock of Firebelly Design and the Firebelly Foundation; AIGA Atlanta Fellow Doug Grimmett of Primal Screen and Good Thinking Atlanta; and Raleigh’s own Aly Khalifa of Gamil Design, founder of designbox and SPARKcon.

AIGA Raleigh will also be honoring Aly Khalifa at this event as the third-ever Fellow of AIGA Raleigh in recognition of his catalytic role in North Carolina’s design community!

As a way to keep the conversation going, we’re hosting four Made Good: Take Action events in October—all attendees to the evening event on the 26th will be able to attend a Take Action working session of their choice at no additional charge!

Made Good is a Design for Good event; Design for Good is AIGA’s national movement to ignite, accelerate and amplify design-driven social change.

Register here.

By Amy Lyons
Published September 22, 2013