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
Associate Professor of Design at Parsons The New School For Design
Robert Rabinovitz is a transdisciplinary artist, poet, designer and filmmaker.
Attorney, Perlman & Perlman
Carly Leinheiser is an attorney with Perlman & Perlman, where she advises nonprofits and social ventures.
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.
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 is principal of Worldstudio, a New York City strategy and communications firm that builds bridges between clients and communities to enable positive social change.
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.
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.
Founder of a social innovation strategy collaborative in New York City
Lina Srivastava is a strategist who combines technology, culture, art, and storytelling for social transformation.
Eric is the founder of miLES. Started as an online collaboration, Eric has been leading the development of miLES into an innovative practice.
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.