Design innovation is a powerful process for non-profits to incubate and implement meaningful projects to serve communities. Social consciousness is an effective and competitive position for all types of businesses.
Impact! courses explore the many roles creative professionals can play when executing socially-minded work.
Meet the Instructors
Founder of a social innovation strategy collaborative in New York City
Lina Srivastava is a strategist who combines technology, culture, art, and storytelling for social transformation.
Attorney, Perlman & Perlman
Carly Leinheiser is an attorney with Perlman & Perlman, where she advises nonprofits and social ventures.
Associate Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons The New School for Design
Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo is a Brooklyn-based Colombian artist, technologist and educator. Her artwork, centered around themes of time and transience, has been internationally exhibited and performed, including at The Kitchen and Exit Art (NYC), UCLA Hammer Museum (LA), Point Éphémère (Paris) and the Museums of Modern Art in Bogotá and Medellín(Colombia).
Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
Christine Gaspar is Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), where she partners with designers and community organizations to create visually-based educational tools that help demystify complex issues from zoning law to sewage infrastructure.
Mark is principal of Worldstudio, a New York City strategy and communications firm that builds bridges between clients and communities to enable positive social change.
Founder, GALEWiLL Design
Bob McKinnon is Founder and President of GALEWiLL Design, a for-purpose company that designs social change programs, communications, advocacy and action. Here, he has designed programs, message framing, campaign, tools, outreach, public relations, advertising, websites, collateral, events and training—anything that can move the world forward.
New Media Director, The Other 98%
Josh Bolotsky is an online and offline organizer, toolmaker, writer and occasional voice-over artist, currently serving as New Media Director at The Other 98%, and sometimes working on other activism projects through the subvertising agency collective Agit-Pop Communications.
Co-Founder and Creative Director of Foossa
Lee-Sean Huang is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Foossa, a community-centered design and social innovation strategy consultancy. He has devoted his career to designing and scaling social innovations for and with communities and building movements for the common good.
Design Curator, Strategist and Author
Laetitia Wolff is a design curator, strategist and author, self-described as a cultural engineer, interested in design+the city.
Associate Professor of Design at Parsons The New School For Design
Robert Rabinovitz is a transdisciplinary artist, poet, designer and filmmaker.