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.
Neva Murtha joins Eric to discuss her work at the environmental non-for-profit Canopy, the state of the paper industry, and what designers and citizens alike can do to save old growth forests by choosing post-consumer waste and crop residue papers.
What does it mean to "design opportunities for impact"? Designer, educator, and urbanist Liz Ogbu sits down with Eric to explain her work at Studio O and provide a practical list of best practices for you to design for social impact in a community.
Andrew Shea joins Eric from New York to discuss how his background in philosophy and politics led him to a career as a designer, author, and educator making positive social impact and inspiring others. Andrew is the author of the book "Designing for Social Change," runs the studio MANY, and... read more →