To remain competitive, corporations are looking for innovation and impact in the area of social change as it relates to their businesses.
The non-profit world is seeking new ways to support their constituencies through design strategy. This six-week summer intensive will introduce participants to the growing field of design for social advocacy.
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.
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, Social Innovators Collective
Shana is the founder of the Social Innovators Collective. The organization’s mission is to train and nurture the next wave of social change leaders so that they can demonstrate both measurable impact and achieve financially sustainability.
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.
John Bruce works at the intersection of strategy, messaging, and design for forward-thinking organizations dedicated to social and environmental justice.
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.
Mark Randall is founder and partner of Worldstudio. Their unique area of expertise is in creating and implementing programs and projects for corporate clients that support their social responsibility platforms.
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.
Kyla Fullenwider is an educator, writer, and social designer who works to improve the quality of life of communities.
As the founding director of Hester Street Collaborative (HSC), Anne Frederick has worked to develop a community design practice that responds to the needs of HSC’s local neighborhood of the Lower East Side/Chinatown as well as the needs of under-resourced NYC communities city-wide.