At the end of our 2016 book “Design to Renourish: Sustainable Graphic Design In Practice,” we wrote that our systems thinking for designers process was in its infancy and and more exploration from the discipline was needed. A year after the book was published, this statement is still as true... read more →
Thank you to all of our supporters from our year-end 2017 fundraiser! Because of your generosity, we're able to keep going and continue to provide the resources to encourage sustainable graphic design. This was the first fundraiser we have done in our 10 years of partnership. While we didn't quite... read more →
Yvette will be presenting in the MassArt PCE Thursday Night Lecture Series on October 26. In her talk "Design to Renourish" she will discuss how systems thinking can improve how graphic design impacts people, planet, and profit and what designers can do to move towards a more sustainable industry. Thursday,... read more →
A cultural celebration exists in a time and space where we come together to celebrate who we are and what we value. It also helps us honor our past, present and future. However, we often use this as an excuse to let highly commercialized and unsustainable practices become part of... read more →
It’s finally here! Our book Design to Renourish: Sustainable Graphic Design in Practice is available! The process of writing the book has been quite a journey! After two full years filled with many dizzying twists and turns, Design to Renourish has arrived. This book is for graphic designers who want... read more →
On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 we presented our talk "Retooling Graphic Design Assignments: Building the Framework for a Sustainable Future" at AIGA Nuts+Bolts in Bowling Green, Ohio. Historically, to create, we destroy... and we must change this way of designing. In an era of global warming and concerns regarding the... read more →
“No matter the outcome of the international climate negotiations, it is clear that now more than ever before, we need the ideas and contributions of as many people as possible to address climate change,” –– Thomas Malone, MIT Climate CoLab I write this article not because I have the a... read more →
Abstract This research examines the emerging role of sustainable graphic designer. A current gap exists between a small group of highly-motivated sustainable graphic designers and the rest of the industry. The purpose of this study is to identify demand for sustainable graphic design and to understand how prepared graphic... read more →
From punk rock posters, to websites to designing for social good, Marc O’Brien sits down with Eric to discuss how there is no “right” path to a good design career and his latest work - Secret Project, the Social Good Guides, and ‘Hey What’s Good In?’.
Pamela Napier sits down with Eric to share the story of her metamorphosis from hamburger advertiser to design educator and Jed Knight of participatory design. She also dissects why collaborative design is the best way to create and parses through the nuances of designing sustainably and sustainable design.