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

Lina Srivastava

Founder of a social innovation strategy collaborative in New York City

Lina Srivastava

Lina Srivastava is a strategist who combines technology, culture, art, and storytelling for social transformation.

Carly Leinheiser

Attorney, Perlman & Perlman

Carly Leinheiser

Carly Leinheiser is an attorney with Perlman & Perlman, where she advises nonprofits and social ventures.

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.

Bob McKinnon

Founder, GALEWiLL Design

Bob McKinnon

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.

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.

Lee-Sean Huang

Co-Founder and Creative Director of Foossa

Lee-Sean Huang

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.

Laetitia Wolff

Design Curator, Strategist and Author

Laetitia Wolff

Laetitia Wolff is a design curator, strategist and author, self-described as a cultural engineer, interested in design+the city.

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.

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Check back with us in the Fall of 2014 when we will announce our Summer 2015 schedule.