2021 D&AD New Blood Awards

For this year’s brief, we partnered with Refinery29 and asked emerging creative talents to bring menopause out of the shadows. The Let’s Talk Menopause brief was downloaded 6,917 times across 104 countries, and D&AD received a total of 240 entries from around the world.

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2020 D&AD New Blood Awards

We partnered with Teen Vogue on Mind the Pleasure Gap, a design brief that asked brave young creatives for branded content that would break down the stigmas associated with female sexual pleasure. Our brief was downloaded more than 19,500 times across 119 countries, with an incredible 225 submissions.

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2019 D&AD New Blood Awards

We teamed up with McKinsey Design on a design brief that asked people to change the way the world thinks about menstruation. All in all, there were over 18,000 downloads from more than 90 countries, and 16 winners were selected from the 320 full entries we received. One of the winners, Pad Paper, even received the coveted Black Pencil—an honor reserved for only the most groundbreaking work.

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YLabs and La Ventana

Sex education isn’t working for young people. To explore the potential of pleasure-based sex education, we teamed up with the global design and research organization YLabs on a pilot project in El Salvador. 

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