Category Archives: News

PechaKucha - SF design week

I am honored to give a SUPER short presentation on Sappi’s Ideas that Matter at PechaKucha on Friday, June 18th for San Francisco’s closing party for Design Week. You can find out more information at AIGA SF. Hope to see you all there!

how conference with kit hinrichs & maurice woods

It’s been a whirlwind year so far and to top it off, I get to be on stage with a living legend — Kit Hinrichs or Studio Hinrichs and a former partner at Pentagram. For years I have admired Kit’s work and I am honored to share the stage with Kit and Maurice at the [...]

the little cupcake that could

In July you’ll be seeing a familiar logo on TLC. One of my personal favorites, Georgetown Cupcake will be hitting the small screen with their very own reality TV show called “Cupcake Sisters.”
As noted in the Washington Post, “The six-episode series, which launches in July, will follow the lives of Georgetown Cupcake founders Katherine Kallinis [...]


I will be a speaker at this year’s Y-Conference in San Diego. I will also be conducting a ThinkShop with Phil Hamlett on “Social Equity and Sustainability — the Rubber Hits the Road.” Visit the Y-Conference website for more information and to register for the event.

AIGA minnesota

I was asked to be a judge for the AIGA Minnesota Design Show. Deadline for entry submission is February 24, 2010. Can’t wait to see the work!


Recently I was appointed as Co-Chair for Social Impact to the AIGA SF Board. I’m excited to hold this position and look forward to working with the entire AIGA SF Board.

design evolution

This past February, I was asked to speak on a radio show called Design Evolution with Naomi Pearson. I was on the show with Jeremy Mende talking about Ideas that Matter, Project M, my Pay it Forward initiative through Design that Cares and the 1% Project; Jeremy’s project made possible by an Ideas that Matter [...]

STEP magazine - Design that Cares


Design that Cares has a small write-up in the Nov/Dec issue of STEP magazine. Design that Cares is an initiative to “Pay it Forward” by helping to fund another designer to attend Project M next year. To donate and get a free poster, go to
You can read the write up by Michelle Taute here.

Speak Up!

I recently wrote an article for Under Consideration’s Speak Up on my experience with Project M and my Pay it Forward initiative. Here’s an excerpt from the article.

“I graduated from Syracuse University in 1996 full of excitement to enter the design field. I had the crazy idea that I was going to change the world [...]

And here… we… go!

The Project M Lab website was launched today. For those of you that don’t know, last month I was in Hale County, Alabama working with Project M, an intensive summer program designed to inspire designers to show that their work can have a significant impact on society. We decided to establish a permanent home for [...]