Designing Better Ways to Give Back

Firebelly's Dawn Hancock has found a way to inextricably link her design practice to helping her community, by incubating businesses and mentoring designers to create a chain of social consciousness.

Dawn Hancock is the founder of Firebelly, which works to create, as they say, "good design for good reason." She's also the founder of Reason to Give, an organization that allows people to give money to help the people of the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. When not designing in the studio, she is incubating entrepreneurs, educating young and hungry design students, and working collaboratively to ensure that Firebelly's nonprofit arm reaches as many community members as possible. This leaves us asking, Is there anything that Hancock doesn't do?