Pandemic-Induced Design

How Hyperakt is harnessing design to create COVID-19 solutions

We’re not doctors. We’re designers. We’re not essential workers. We’re conversation starters. During this time of urgent need and critical conversations, we’re creating new ways for people build resilience through connection. Read on to learn more about Hyperakt’s pandemic-induced design.


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With over 6 million site visits since its mid-April launch, the project has since grown to incorporate celebrity partnerships (shoutout Trevor Noah!), a robust advertising campaign, and an action-oriented effort that’s raised over $1 million for pandemic relief efforts.

COVID-19 City Spotlights

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Using the custom issues-based template we created for Vera—a longtime Hyperakt client—we helped their team engage the flexible system to tell these urgent stories their COVID-19 research and reporting evolves.

Virtual Clubhouse

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Within a few weeks of launch, 58% of members had signed up and logged in to the platform, the nonprofit was able to dedicate a full-time employee to the Virtual Clubhouse, and TMobile donated 300 tablets to members without their own connective devices.

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Hyperakt crafts transformative brands and digital storytelling experiences for clear-eyed champions of social justice and creativity.

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