Sometimes local challenges are best attacked from the bottom up through the power of creative action. That’s why we established COMMONgood, a multi-faceted team of talented and scrappy volunteers. Coming together periodically for projects large and small, we collectively experimented with, explored and expanded the role of design within our local communities.  

We partnered directly with local communities and organizations, volunteering our creative skills to realize their goals. We worked across disciplines and embrace the power of an open-source and collaborative process, sharing our knowledge with others. To be as impactful and informed as possible, we focused on live, local projects. COMMONgood grew out of Los Angeles Chapter of Project H Design and was co-founded with our long term collaborators, Jenny Liang and Ken Mori. COMMONSTUDIO founders Kim and Danny helped establish COMMONgood, and oversaw project selection and management.

Below are some selected projects, please click the images to see more:

dMOB: Culver City A one-day urban design experiment that explored the potential of designing within a limited time frame. Held in Culver City, the 6 hour project brought together a diverse group of local designers, residents, and even a city official.

dMOB: Culver City

A one-day urban design experiment that explored the potential of designing within a limited time frame. Held in Culver City, the 6 hour project brought together a diverse group of local designers, residents, and even a city official.

Abject Object A series of products and workshops providing a means to skills, income, and a creative outlet for homeless women in the Skid Row district of Los Angeles.

Abject Object

A series of products and workshops providing a means to skills, income, and a creative outlet for homeless women in the Skid Row district of Los Angeles.

Urban Compass Re-imagining and retrofitting the main head quarters of a non-profit after school program that serves at-risk youth in Watts, CA. 

Urban Compass

Re-imagining and retrofitting the main head quarters of a non-profit after school program that serves at-risk youth in Watts, CA.