Alumni Update: Heroes + Habits

How does one present the concept of sustainable design to a diverse audience ranging from designers to business executives? Brian Dougherty of Celery Design Collaborative knows how: mix eye candy with substance. (To watch Brian Dougherty’s entire Green Drinks//Living Principles presentation, click here.) On October 12th, AIGA Minnesota’s sustainable design initiative, reDesign, welcomed Brian to Minneapolis

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7 Billion Shades of Green

Have you ever selected a product over its compatriot simply because it is seems, or perhaps even touts, being “green?” How about eco? Biodegradable? Organic? Remember ozone friendly? If you’re at all like me then you likely have. Lately though, I have become very skeptical about what is truly good for the planet and it’s

Nature as Packaging Mentor, Model and Measure

Walk down any market aisle and you will be awash in a sea of packaging. Colorful boxes shout persuasive slogans while blister packs foil even the most determined of curious fingers. Take a walk outside and remarkably the experience is quite similar. Colorful berries announce their ripeness while spiky pinecones keep their seeds safe from

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