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! Design for Social Change is a six-week summer intensive studio experience exploring the many roles creative professionals can play when executing socially-minded work.
Meet the Instructors
Coordinator of Communications and New Media Advocacy, LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Jazmin Chavez is the Coordinator of Communications and New Media Advocacy at LatinoJustice PRLDEF.
Artist, Designer + Activist
Noah Scalin is a Richmond, Virginia based artist/designer/activist and creator of the Webby award-winning art project Skull-A-Day.
Founding Director, Green Map System
Wendy E. Brawer has been the Founding Director of Green Map System since 1995. She is an eco-designer and social innovator focused on sustainable community development through local leadership.
Executive Director, Public Policy Lab + Mauldin Content
As executive director of the Public Policy Lab, Chelsea works with public agencies to identify service-design challenges, then assembles teams that translate complex policy considerations into pragmatic, replicable solutions.
Founder, CEO + Editor-in-Chief, Narratively
Noah Rosenberg is the founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of Narratively, a platform devoted to original, in-depth and untold stories, that was named one of TIME's "50 Best Websites of 2013."
Founder, Tomorrow Lab
Theodore Ullrich is the founder of Tomorrow Lab in 2010, a hardware research, design and engineering consultancy based in New York City.
Founder, pulpa + moitié-moitié
Tania Jiménez is an independent art director, researcher and social entrepreneur based in Montreal.
John Bruce works at the intersection of strategy, messaging, and design for forward-thinking organizations dedicated to social and environmental justice.
Founder, futureflair + Executive Director, desigNYC
A design writer, curator and strategist, Wolff is desigNYC’s executive director, a nonprofit whose mission is to improve the lives of New Yorkers through the power of good design.
Design Historian, Author and Critic
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism, MFA in Interaction Design and MPS Branding programs at the School of Visual Arts, New York. For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times.
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