What is Designing for Good? As a designer, I create work that is more than just “pretty.” I am motivated to tell people’s stories, solve their problems, and if—at the end of the day—it is pretty, that’s just a bonus. A mentor of mine always stresses that as a designer, we shouldn’t be designing solely to make attractive designs, though that is one of the hallmarks of my career. We should be designing to enhance people’s lives, and we should be designing for good. 

As a small business owner, I am in a unique position in that I can give back. The Designing for Good initiative has two parts:

  • Part One: Every quarter, a portion of Leighwood Paperie’s retail sales will go to a charity or organization that champions for those who need a voice. Organizations will range from helping people to helping the environment. Of each Leighwood Paperie retail sale 25% of it will go towards the designated organization. Custom clients will have the option of putting 25% of their investment towards the designated organization.
  • Part Two: Select not-for-profit organizations are eligible for a discounted rate for branding and identity work. Each quarter, three spots will be available to not-for-profits to receive 50% off your branding package. Please contact me for details and to see if there is space available on my design calendar. 

Current Designing for Good Organization:

National Parks Foundation

About the National Parks Foundation:

The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts. 

Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation is rooted in a legacy that began more than a century ago, when private citizens from all walks of life took action to establish and protect our national parks. Today, the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable nonprofit whose mission is to directly support the National Park Service.


25% of all retail sales between April 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017 will be donated. All clients booking custom design work can opt to donate 25% towards The Covering House.