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, Pellegrino Collaborative
Pellegrino Collaborative was started by Andréa Pellegrino out of a belief that working with a network of multidisciplinary collaborators is the straightest path to helping clients effect lasting social change.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Creative Manager at Reboot
Jennifer is the Creative Manager at Reboot, a social impact firm dedicated to inclusive development and accountable governance.
Manager of the 20K House for Rural Studio
For the past three years, Marion McElroy has been the Manager of the 20K House for Auburn University’s Rural Studio, an educational program designed to impart practical experience to architecture students while improving the living conditions in rural Alabama.
Eric is the founder of miLES. Started as an online collaboration, Eric has been leading the development of miLES into an innovative practice.
Strategic Management & Business Development
Craig Bromberg develops and designs new businesses, innovating new business models, with lean and sustainable customer engagement— and a special interest in content strategy and customer journey design.