Identify Create Strategize Make Social Extend Define
Change Results Funding Difference Innovate Impact React

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

Shana Dressler

Founder, Social Innovators Collective

Shana Dressler

In 2011 Shana Dressler founded the Social Innovators Collective. The organization’s mission is to train and nurture the next wave of social change leaders so they can demonstrate measurable impact and achieve financial sustainability.

Josh Bolotsky

New Media Director, The Other 98%

Josh Bolotsky

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.

Craig Bromberg

Strategic Management & Business Development

Craig Bromberg

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.

Marion McElroy

Manager of the 20K House for Rural Studio

Marion McElroy

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.

Steven Heller, Co-founder

Design Historian, Author and Critic

Steven Heller, Co-founder

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.

Robert Rabinovitz

Associate Professor of Design at Parsons The New School For Design

Robert Rabinovitz

Robert Rabinovitz is a transdisciplinary artist, poet, designer and filmmaker.

John Bruce

Associate Director, BBA Program, Parsons School of Design Strategies + Senior Strategist, Co-founder, Forward Mapworks

John Bruce

John Bruce is a strategist, experience designer, and filmmaker. His work involves mapping paths and designing experiences for platforms, programs, and engagement.

 

Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo

Associate Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons The New School for Design

Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo

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).

Christine Gaspar

Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)

Christine Gaspar

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 Randall, Program Chair

Principal, Worldstudio

Mark Randall, Program Chair

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.

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