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Renna Al-Yassini

Renna Al-Yassini Adaptive Path

Renna Al-Yassini, project lead at Adaptive ...

Deborah Alden

Deborah Alden The Comradery

Deborah believes that engaging and understanding ...

Danny Alexander

Danny Alexander IDEO.org

Danny Alexander is a designer and entrepreneur ...

Barb Alvarado

Barb Alvarado NESsT

Barb Alvarado has over 12 years experience working in ...

Mariana Amatullo

Mariana Amatullo Vice President, Co-founder of Designmatters

Mariana co-founded Designmatters in 2001.  As the head ...

Elaine Asal

Elaine Asal Gensler

Trained as an architect, Elaine’s approach to problem ...

Neal Baer

Neal Baer Executive Producer, If You Build It (Documentary)

If You Build It (Documentary)

Dave Bailey

Dave Bailey Art Center College of Design/Artist

Bailey is Director of the recently launched Artmatters ...

Robert Ball

Robert Ball Art Center College of Design

Rob Ball is a Los Angeles based spatial experience ...

Joan Barlow

Joan Barlow Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Joan Barlow is the Creative Services Manager of the ...

Candice-Leigh Baumgardner

Candice-Leigh Baumgardner Art Center College of Design

Candice-Leigh Baumgardner is Associate Professor at Art ...

Liliana Becerra

Liliana Becerra Art Center College of Design/STUDIO LILIANA BECERRA Inc

Liliana is an independent strategic-design-insights ...

Safir Bellali

Safir Bellali Vans, a VF Company

With over 15 years of combined experience as an ...

Zach Berke

Zach Berke Exygy

Zach Berke is the founder and CEO of Exygy, a software ...

Craighton Berman

Craighton Berman Industrial designer / Illustrator / Creative Director

Craighton Berman is an industrial designer, ...

Radhika Bhalla

Radhika Bhalla Facebook

Radhika is a researcher at Facebook with a diverse ...

Johanna Blakley

Johanna Blakley Norman Lear Center, USC Annenberg

Johanna Blakley, PhD, is the managing director and ...

Tom De Blasis

Tom De Blasis The Nike Foundation

Tom De Blasis, Design Innovation Director at The Nike ...

Kristine Bowne

Kristine Bowne Art Center College of Design

Kristine joined the Art Center community 10 years ago ...

Bryan Boyer

Bryan Boyer Helsinki Design Lab

Bryan Boyer is now based in New York after spending ...

Scott Boylston

Scott Boylston SCAD/Emergent Structures

Scott Boylston is Program Coordinator and co-author of ...

Jacob Brancasi

Jacob Brancasi Art Center College of Design

I am a designer and researcher interrogating ...

Leonardo Bravo

Leonardo Bravo Big City Forum/The Music Center

Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and ...

Emily Brew

Emily Brew Brand Strategist

Emily Brew taps the potential of brand thinking to ...

Geoff Brewerton

Geoff Brewerton Art Center College of Design

Geoffrey Brewerton is a student at Art Center College ...

Gaby Brink

Gaby Brink Tomorrow Partners

Gaby Brink is the founder and chief designer of ...

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks Design Strategist

Sarah is a design strategist, convener and writer ...

Jason Brush

Jason Brush POSSIBLE

Jason Brush is Executive Creative Director at POSSIBLE, ...

Anne Burdick

Anne Burdick Art Center College of Design

Anne Burdick is the Chair of Media Design Practices ...

Steven Butler

Steven Butler Art Center College of Design

Steven Butler is a film student at Art Center College ...

Alex Cabunoc

Alex Cabunoc Art Center College of Design

Alex Cabunoc is an Industrial Design major studying ...

Helen Cahng

Helen Cahng Art Center College of Design

Helen Cahng is the Coordinator for the Designmatters ...

Kate Canales

Kate Canales Southern Methodist University

Kate Canales is the Director of Design and Innovation ...

Charlie Cannon

Charlie Cannon RISD / Epic Decade

Charlie Cannon is an Associate Professor of Industrial ...

Casey Caplowe

Casey Caplowe GOOD

Casey Caplowe is the co-founder and chief creative ...

John X. Carey

John X. Carey Director / Filmmaker

Directed a short film for Dove (Dove Real Beauty ...

Krystina Castella

Krystina Castella Art Center College of Design

Krystina Castella has practiced as an industrial ...

Deirdre Cerminaro

Deirdre Cerminaro IDEO

Deirdre Cerminaro is a Systems Designer at IDEO. Her ...

Allan Chochinov

Allan Chochinov Chair, Products of Design, SVA; Partner, Core 77

Allan Chochinov is the Chair of the new MFA in Products ...

Phil Clevenger

Phil Clevenger Director of Experience Design, Adobe Systems

Phil Clevenger has been designing award-winning user ...

Elizabeth Collins

Elizabeth Collins Art Center College of Design

Elizabeth Collins is the Executive Director of ...

Adriana Crespo

Adriana Crespo Art Center College of Design

Adriana Crespo was born and raised in Guayaquil, ...

Ian Curry

Ian Curry Interaction Designer

Ian Curry is an interaction designer currently ...

Liz Danzico

Liz Danzico School of Visual Arts

Liz Danzico is part designer and part educator. In her ...

Lee Davis

Lee Davis Scholar-in-Residence, Center for Social Design,
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

LEE DAVIS is an author, designer and social ...

Nathalie Destandau

Nathalie Destandau Tomorrow Partners

Nathalie Destandau is Tomorrow’s chief strategist and ...

Sean Donahue

Sean Donahue Professor at Art Center College of Design / Principal at Research

Sean Donahue is a core faculty member in the graduate ...

William Drenttel

William Drenttel Winterhouse; Design Observer

William Drenttel is a designer, publisher and design ...

Laura Dye

Laura Dye Nike

Laura Dye believes design can change communities, ...

Jonathan Erwin

Jonathan Erwin Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Social Design Fellow

Jonathan Erwin is a designer and urban strategist based ...

David Ewald

David Ewald Uncorked Studios

David Ewald is Chief Creative Officer at Uncorked ...

Christopher Fabian

Christopher Fabian UNICEF’s Innovation Unit

Christopher Fabian (@unickf) co-created and has co-lead ...

Robert Fabricant

Robert Fabricant Vice President of Creative for frog

Robert Fabricant is vice president of creative for frog ...

Jonathan Fein

Jonathan Fein producer, editor

Jonathan Fein has long been motivated to help people ...

Russ Finkelstein

Russ Finkelstein Clearly Next

Russ Finkelstein is the Managing Director for Clearly ...

Kyla Fullenwider

Kyla Fullenwider Imperative

Kyla Fullenwider is an educator, writer, and social ...

Divya Gaitonde

Divya Gaitonde Art Center College of Design

Divya Gaitonde is a media designer and storyteller ...

Tyler Galloway

Tyler Galloway Kansas City Art Institute

Tyler Galloway’s professional practice centers ...

Jessica Garz

Jessica Garz

The Surdna Foundation

Elizabeth Gin

Elizabeth Gin Art Center College of Design

Elizabeth Monachello Gin recently received her MFA from ...

Dan Gottlieb

Dan Gottlieb Art Center College of Design/Padlab

Dan Gottlieb and Penny Herscovitch are Los ...

Roger Grange

Roger Grange Cinematographer

Roger Grange has traveled the globe as a ...

David Greco

David Greco Nonprofit Finance Fund

David Greco is the Vice President of the Nonprofit ...

Richard Grefé

Richard Grefé AIGA

Richard Grefé is the executive director of AIGA, the ...

Jeffrey Hall

Jeffrey Hall Art Center College of Design

Passionate about people, process, and design that ...

Cheryl Heller

Cheryl Heller Design for Social Innovation, SVA/CommonWise

Cheryl Heller has founded two companies and taught ...

Zach Hendershot

Zach Hendershot HiDef

Zach Hendershot has 18 years of professional software ...

Maggie Hendrie

Maggie Hendrie Interaction Design

Formally launching in Fall 2012, Art Center will be the ...

Alexandre Hennen

Alexandre Hennen Continuum

As a Director, Alexandre Hennen is responsible for ...

Penny Herscovitch

Penny Herscovitch Art Center College of Design/Padlab

Dan Gottlieb and Penny Herscovitch are Los ...

Sherry Hoffman

Sherry Hoffman Art Center College of Design/(M)Arch

Sherry Hoffman is a founder and partner at (M)Arch. ...

Karen Hofmann

Karen Hofmann Art Center College of Design

Karen Hofmann is serving as the Chair of the Product ...

Bill Huang

Bill Huang Director of the Housing Department for the City of Pasadena

Mr. Huang is the Director of the Housing Department for ...

Kristin Hughes

Kristin Hughes School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University

Kristin Hughes is an associate professor in the School ...

Terry Irwin

Terry Irwin School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University

Terry Irwin is the Head of the School of Design at ...

Jennifer Keller Jackson

Jennifer Keller Jackson NCIIA

Jennifer Keller Jackson | Senior Program Officer, ...

Debera Johnson

Debera Johnson Pratt’s Center for Sustainable Design Studies

Debera Johnson leads Pratt’s commitment to integrate ...

Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones U.S. Geological Survey

Dr. Lucy Jones has been a seismologist with the US ...

Wendy Ju

Wendy Ju Stanford's Center for Design Research

Wendy Ju is the Executive Director of Interaction ...

River Jukes-­‐Hudson

River Jukes-­‐Hudson

Big City Forum

Betsy Kalven

Betsy Kalven Art Center College of Design

Betsy Kalven is a media designer, maker, and writer ...

Cathy Karry

Cathy Karry Art Center College of Design

Cathy Karry is the Director of Career and Professional ...

Renuka Kher

Renuka Kher Tipping Point Foundation

Renuka has over a decade of experience in venture ...

Marina Kim

Marina Kim Ashoka U

Marina’s work in social entrepreneurship dates back ...

Jon Kolko

Jon Kolko MyEdu/Austin Center for Design

Jon Kolko is Vice President of Product, Innovation, and ...

María del Carmen Lamadrid

María del Carmen Lamadrid Art Center College of Design

María del Carmen Lamadrid is a media designer, ...

Kipum Lee

Kipum Lee Weatherhead School of Management

Kipum (Kip) Lee is a PhD candidate in the Department of ...

Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee Claremont McKenna College

Hannah Lee is currently a student at Claremont McKenna ...

Jenny Liang

Jenny Liang Strategist & Social Innovation Lead, Continuum

Jenny Liang leads the Social Innovation group at ...

Sarah Lidgus

Sarah Lidgus IDEO New York

Sarah Lidgus is a writer and design lead at ...

Wendy MacNaughton

Wendy MacNaughton Illustrator

Wendy MacNaughton is an illustrator. She draws for ...

Matthew Manos

Matthew Manos verynice

Matthew Manos is a neo-philanthropist, creative ...

Kanyi Maquebela

Kanyi Maquebela Collaborative Fund

Kanyi serves as entrepreneur-in-residence at ...

Jennifer May

Jennifer May Designmatters, Art Center College of Design

Jennifer May recently earned her M.B.A. from USC ...

Tara Roth McConaghy

Tara Roth McConaghy Goldhirsh Foundation

TARA ROTH McCONAGHY is the president of the Goldhirsh ...

Jane McFadden

Jane McFadden Art Center College of Design

Jane McFadden is Associate Professor, Art and Design ...

Bob McKinnon

Bob McKinnon GALEWiLL Design

Bob McKinnon is President of GALEWiLL Design. 100% of ...

Gilad Meron

Gilad Meron Autodesk/Public Interest Design

Gilad Meron is an independent designer, researcher and ...

An Xiao Mina

An Xiao Mina Art Center College of Design

An “An Xiao” Mina is an artist, designer, writer ...

Heidrun Mumper-Drumm

Heidrun Mumper-Drumm Art Center College of Design

Heidrun Mumper-Drumm is a professor and Director of ...

Gala Narezo

Gala Narezo What Moves You?

Gala Narezo specializes in creating platforms for ...

Cora Neil

Cora Neil Environmental Designer

Cora Neil is a designer born and raised in Southern ...

Sami Nerenberg

Sami Nerenberg Design for America

Currently the Director of Operations for Design for ...

Maureen Noe

Maureen Noe Heart of West Michigan United Way

Maureen Noe accepted the position of President/CEO of ...

Liz Ogbu

Liz Ogbu Designer, Social Innovation Strategist

A designer, social innovator, and urban strategist, Liz ...

Elizabeth Pastor

Elizabeth Pastor Humantific

Elizabeth Pastor is Co-founder of Humantific, a leading ...

Tanya Paz

Tanya Paz SOM/MASS Design Group

A Los Angeles native, Tanya began her work with MASS ...

Lara Penin

Lara Penin Parsons The New School for Design

Lara Penin is assistant professor of Transdsiciplinary ...

Sue Perry

Sue Perry U.S. Geological Survey

Sue Perry, disaster scientist, Science Application for ...

Adele Peters

Adele Peters GOOD

Adele Peters curates content about public interest ...

John Peterson

John Peterson Public Architecture

John Peterson is the founder and president of Public ...

Henry Posko

Henry Posko Humanim

Henry Posko has been a social entrepreneur for over 30 ...

Linda Pulik

Linda Pulik design professional

Linda Pulik is a design professional who has focused on ...

Amber Reed

Amber Reed Adaptive Path

Amber is an experienced visual interaction designer at ...

Martha Rich

Martha Rich Art Center College of Design

Martha Rich is a Philadelphia-based artist and teacher ...

Carolina Rodriguez

Carolina Rodriguez Art Center College of Design

Carolina Rodriguez is currently studying Illustration ...

Lorna Ross

Lorna Ross Mayo Clinic, Center for Innovation

Lorna Ross has 24 years’ experience working in ...

Nadia Roumani

Nadia Roumani Stanford Design School

Nadia Roumani is a lecturer and a 2012-13 Fellow at the ...

Elisa Ruffino

Elisa Ruffino Designmatters, Art Center College of Design

Elisa Ruffino is the Director of Designmatters at Art ...

Elizabeth Scharpf

Elizabeth Scharpf SHE

SHE, a social venture recognized by Bill Clinton, ...

Andrew Shea

Andrew Shea MANY

Andrew Shea is a graphic designer, writer, and ...

Richard Shelton

Richard Shelton Otis College of Art and Design

Richard Shelton is Director of Creative Action an ...

David Sherwin

David Sherwin frog design

David Sherwin is an Interaction Design Director at ...

Stephanie Sigg

Stephanie Sigg Art Director and Designer

Stephanie Sigg (GRAD ID’98) has been an Art Director ...

Jeff Silva

Jeff Silva Johnson & Johnson

Jeff is currently a Design Manager for Johnson & ...

Becky Slogeris

Becky Slogeris Maryland Institute College of Art

A Social Design Associate at the Center for Social ...

Cynthia Smith

Cynthia Smith Cooper-Hewitt

Cynthia E. Smith serves as Cooper-Hewitt, National ...

Mariana Somma

Mariana Somma Industrial Designer

A native Argentine raised in California, Mariana del ...

Susi Sosa

Susi Sosa Verb, Inc.

Suzi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Verb, Inc., a social ...

Eduardo Staszowski

Eduardo Staszowski Parsons The New School of Design

Eduardo Staszowski, PhD is an architect, design ...

Lea Stewart

Lea Stewart Newell Rubbermaid

Lea Stewart believes that Design is multifaceted. It is ...

Peter Stubb

Peter Stubb Principal & Design Leader, Gensler

Peter is a Baltimore-based Principal and design leader ...

Cameron Tonkinwise

Cameron Tonkinwise School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University

Cameron Tonkinwise is Associate Professor and Director ...

Judy Toretti

Judy Toretti Art Center College of Design

Judy Toretti is a designer, maker and researcher ...

Tacy Trowbridge

Tacy Trowbridge Adobe

Tacy Trowbridge leads Adobe’s Education Programs ...

Richard Tyson

Richard Tyson The MakerBot Foundation

Richards brings to the MakerBot Foundation 20 years of ...

Toi Valentine

Toi Valentine Adaptive Path

Her multi-disciplinary background in action sports, ...

Petrula Vrontikis

Petrula Vrontikis Art Center College of Design/Vrontkis Design Office

Petrula Vrontikis is a leading voice in graphic design. ...

Gabriel Wartofsky

Gabriel Wartofsky Conscious Commuter Corporation

Gabriel Wartofsky is an award winning designer who aims ...

Esther Watson

Esther Watson Art Center College of Design

Esther Pearl Watson has an MFA from CalArts and is the ...

Denis Weil

Denis Weil McDonald's Corporation

Denis Weil, Vice President, Concept + Design, ...

Benjamin Weiss

Benjamin Weiss Filmmaker

Benjamin Weiss is a storyteller. Born and raised in ...

Adlai Wertman

Adlai Wertman Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship at Marshall, USC

Adlai Wertman is a Professor of Clinical ...

Terence D. West

Terence D. West 
Steelcase Inc.

Terence D. West is director of WorkSpace Futures ...

Ansley Whipple

Ansley Whipple Worldstudio

Ansley Whipple is the Foundation Programs Director ...

Amy Whitaker

Amy Whitaker School of Visual Arts/Sotheby's Institute of Art

Amy Whitaker is a writer, teacher, and education ...

Jocelyn Wyatt

Jocelyn Wyatt Co-Lead + Executive Director

Jocelyn is the Co-Lead + Executive Director ...

Dice Yamaguchi

Dice Yamaguchi Art Center College of Design

Dice Yamaguchi has been on pedal powered wheels since ...

Alex Yee

Alex Yee Art Center College of Design

Alex is currently a candidate for a BS in Environmental ...

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