How can you use design to make a difference? Learn how Warby Parker combines sharp product design with ethical corporate practices and a socially responsible business ethos. Join DesignPrep and mentors from Warby Parker to develop your own design solution, guided by the principles of social entrepreneurship. You’ll learn to observe your surroundings, identify problems, and propose interventions that combine your personal passions with an ethical or social purpose.

This FREE 5-session workshop will begin on Thursday, April 16 at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Additional programs will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Cooper Hewitt Harlem Design Center. Sessions are from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Open to NYC high school students grades 9–12.

Session dates:
Thursday, April 16
Tuesday, April 21
Thursday, April 23
Tuesday, April 28
Thursday, April 30



DesignPrep is a series of FREE teen workshops, studio tours and college visits, which focus on all forms of design from fashion and architecture to product and graphic design. Learn more HERE.

Do Good Design is made possible by Warby Parker.

DesignPrep is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of
Additional support is provided by the Altman Foundation, internal Smithsonian Institution funds from the Youth Access Grants program, Deutsche Bank, The New York Community Trust and its Hive Digital Media Learning Fund, the Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation, the School of Visual Arts, and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.