Advisory Board


Allan Chochinov


Allan Chochinov is a partner of Core77, a New York-based design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts. He is editor in chief of,, and Design... more ⇒


Steve Daniels


Steve Daniels is passionate about using technology to transform society. He’s part of IBM’s design leadership team, responsible for driving a culture of design and innovation throughout... more ⇒


Lee Davis


Lee Davis is an author, designer and social entrepreneur, and currently a Scholar-in-Residence at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where he is a part of the team establishing the Center fo... more ⇒


Sonya Dufner


Sonya Dufner, FASID, is the Director of Workplace Strategy in Gensler’s New York office and a regional client relationship leader. As Director of Workplace Strategy, Sonya works with national and g... more ⇒


Michael Etter

Ziba Design

Michael Etter is an artist, educator, and activist who works in – and at the intersection of – graphic arts and publishing, media communications, and grassroots organizing. Michael’s work reflects ... more ⇒


Ramsey Ford

Design Impact

Listed as one of Public Interest Design’s Global 100, Ramsey’s experience as a leader in social innovation is rooted in his background of design, entrepreneurship, and product development. In his 1... more ⇒


Steven Heller

School of Visual Arts

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism and MFA in Interaction Design programs at the School of Visual Arts, New York. For ... more ⇒


Chelsea Mauldin

Public Policy Lab

Chelsea Mauldin directs the Public Policy Lab, a New York City nonprofit dedicated to improving the design and delivery of public services. The Public Policy Lab partners with government agencies t... more ⇒


John Peterson

Public Architecture

John Peterson is the Founder and President of Public Architecture, a national nonprofit organization that is mobilizing designers to use their skills and expertise to drive social change. He is als... more ⇒


Emily Pilloton

Project H

Emily Pilloton founded the design nonprofit Project H in 2008, believing deeply in the power of design and building to excite learning and citizenship. Her first crush, MacGyver, sparked her love o... more ⇒


Laura Sampath


Laura Sampath is the Senior Program Officer for Global Programs at the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) where she oversees the planning, development, and execution of g... more ⇒


Sam Shelton


Sam Shelton is a designer, educator, and business strategist. He is a founding partner of KINETIK, a design firm in Washington, DC. Since 1988, Sam’s strong belief in the power of design as a strat... more ⇒


Joshua To


Joshua To is a founder and managing director at Hattery, an early-stage venture capital fund and ideas and innovation lab that helps build products and organizations that promise to make remarkable... more ⇒


Alice Twemlow

School of Visual Arts

Alice Twemlow is a British-born writer and educator based in New York. She is chair and co-founder of the Design Criticism MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and also a PhD c... more ⇒


Mike Weikert


Mike Weikert is founder and director of the Center for Social Design and Master of Arts in Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). In 2008, he established the Center for Design P... more ⇒