Amy Dritz

MA in Sustainable Design Program / MCAD (2014)

Amy Dritz

Amy Dritz has been a professional graphic designer for over 12 years, having spent most of her career as an in-house graphic designer for Three Rivers Park District, an environmentally-focused regional park system in Minnesota. She currently is senior graphic designer for Metro Transit (Minneapolis) where she focuses on design and brand management of marketing and communications pieces. Amy believes she should practice what she promotes every day: environmental stewardship and a healthy lifestyle, and is constantly pushing her design work to be more sustainable.

In addition, she has advocated for sustainability in the field of graphic design through leadership within in AIGA, the professional association for design. She recently served a two-year term as Associate Director of Sustainable Design for AIGA Minnesota, and chaired the 2013 AIGA (Re)design Awards, an international competition recognizing the importance and excellence of sustainable and socially responsible graphic design. Amy is committed to sustainability as a social change movement and is interested in how designers might better engage with communities. She earned a BFA in Art and Graphic Design from Southwest Minnesota State University and she graduated from MCAD with a MA in Sustainable Design in 2014. Amy is based in Minnesota.

Thesis Title: Closing the Sustainability Gap: The emerging role of sustainable graphic designer

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