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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Founder, Social Innovators Collective
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.
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.
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.
Attorney, Perlman & Perlman
Carly Leinheiser is an attorney with Perlman & Perlman, where she advises nonprofits and social ventures.
Associate Director, BBA Program, Parsons School of Design Strategies + Senior Strategist, Co-founder, Forward Mapworks
John Bruce is a strategist, experience designer, and filmmaker. His work involves mapping paths and designing experiences for platforms, programs, and engagement.