Open Design Studio is an independent initiative and design platform which aspiration is to promote an open approach and understanding of visual communication and graphic design. It was launched as a free initiative in 2007 by few graphic designers and in 2008 turned into a non-governmental organisation. The organisation makes an effort to organize critical educational, informative activities and to focus on the critical potential of graphic design in contrast with its pure utilitarity.

Its main aim is to present graphic design as an open platform that focus on development of critical practice by organising workshops, exhibitions, lectures, talks or individual projects. The projects objectives also encompass establishment of designer networks witch have interest in critical practice, and tend to redefine issues related to visual communication and graphic design.

Open Design Studio addresses critical topics within the visual culture, media, technology, and art domains, approaching problems from diverse social and political aspects, and at the same time provides outlook on graphic design as an open and critical discipline.