Impact! ClassesStudents learn to conceive and executetheir own innovative projects for social changewith a focus on entrepreneurship.In addition, team projects address apressing need for a New York City basednon-profit organization.
Impact! FacultyProfessionals in the areas of design andsocial change lead classes in strategy, conceptand funding.Past and current faculty: Martin Kace EmpaxMichael Blakney consultant Bob McKinnon GalewillChad Boettcher Weber Shandwick Michelle Mullineaux ESI DesignJohn Bruce strategist Laetitia Wolff desigNYC + futureflairLee Davis NESsT Andréa Pellegrino WorldstudioMara Einstein author, educator Mark Randall Worldstudio
Impact! LecturesLeaders in the areas of design andsocial change are presented exclusivelyfor students of the program.Some of the speakers at Impact! Lara Galinski Echoing GreenAsi Burak Games for Change Steven Heller design historian, author, criticJohn Carlin Funny Garbage David Gibson 212 AssociatesSharon Chang Yoxi Milton Glaser designerAllan Chochinov Core 77 Panthea Lee RebootBill Drenttel Winterhouse Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH The Future WellRobert Fabricant Frog Design Doug Powell Schwartz PowellRamsey Ford Impact Design Katrin Verclas MobileActive
Impact! Field TripsField trips take students into the action tomeet with a range of influential designers,business leaders and social entrepreneurs.Michael Blakeney The Foundation CenterWendy Brawer Green Map SystemElan Cole Johnson & JohnsonScott Harrison charity:waterGiuseppe Lignano LOT-EKJason Rzepka MTVEd Schlossberg ESI DesignCynthia Smith Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Impact! Who’s this for?Professionals, educators and advanced studentsin: advertising, graphic design, product design,information design, interactive design,fashion design, photography + illustrationThe program is oriented towards these designdisciplines but we have had architects andsocial entrepreneurs participate.
Impact! InformationVisit the Impact! website to learn more aboutthe program, see student project case studiesas well as apply.impact.sva.edu
Impact!Design for Social ChangePhotos:Anna Mae AbiaClaire Manibog