CMD+Y is a non-profit that brings together a team of designers to
Creatives who believe that a better world starts by creating it.

CMD+Y is a non-profit founded by Alvin Oei, a visual storyteller who has worked for Disney among many other storytelling giants. We have come together as a team of designers to take action, and use design for good.

Trained in the Art of Doing Good

The idea of CMD+Y was born out of ArtCenter College of Design, as a way for students to give back to the community.

CMD+Y was founded with the vision to use design to educate others on social and environmental causes. This amazing team all have a background in Social Innovation.

This diverse team of individuals have worked for some of the largest brands in the world, with expertise in experiential design, illustration, web design, business strategy, branding, and motion graphics. They have worked internationally for other non-profits, community organizations and more. From workshops with kids to directing brands for good, this team is excited to make a positive impact by creating meaningful experiences for people and communities.

Putting co-creation & creativity at the center

Choose from three branches of engagement: Mentorship, Discussions, or Design. We believe that working WITH you and your team is the core to our creative process. Before any solution is developed, we work hard to understand the community and issues first. This methodology is core to who we are and brings greater impact later on. Our experience for co-creation has spanned internationally in Chile, Thailand, Japan and U.S. based non-profits.

Share your story

Please reach out if you have any questions or projects in mind. Our team at CMD+Y is always open to new collaborations with amazing people and teams. We would love to hear more about the collaboration you have in mind, so feel free to send us an email by filling out the form below.

our board members

Alvin Oei

founder + 
executive creative director

lily lin

creative director

eduardo atjian LL

creative producer

lori nishikawa

design strategist

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