8 Reasons You Need a Sustainable Designer

As Director of MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design, I can’t help but be biased about our amazing program, our incredible faculty, and our fantastic students.  So instead of reading my thoughts on why you might need a Sustainable Designer to help you solve your biggest challenges — as well as help all of us address

When Guiding Stars Collide

At different times, in different places, and for different reasons, each followed her guiding star. Those stars led to a love of nature, then careers in graphic design, and then to the MCAD Sustainable Design program where eventually their stars collided and formed Humbleweed Creative. Ask one of the partners at Humbleweed Creative what brought

Hubris or Humility?

The human brain is the pinnacle of evolution – or so we humans like to think. Our highly evolved brains provide us with the apparently unique capacity for self-awareness, to understand abstract concepts such as humanity, hubris, and humility.  This capacity also provides us with the ability — and awesome responsibility — to choose how

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Hello, Denise? Welcome!

As my final post to the blog (sniff), I sat down with Denise DeLuca -the new Sustainable Design program director at MCAD– to capture her thoughts about this new chapter in her career. I know she is going to do an excellent job and wish her and the program the best for the future. Cindy:

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Congratulations, Graduates!

We are happy announce our newest MASD graduates, Christian, George, Megan and Zachary! We are very proud of you and your sustainability-focused work, from green product design to craft brewing to a biomimicry-inspired education model. We look forward to seeing the things that you do and places that you go. These MASD students graduated Friday,

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Faculty Focus: Meet Deann

We’re delighted to announce that-for the first time ever- an alumna of the MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program will become an instructor in the MASD program. She will be teaching Fundamentals of Sustainable Design in Spring 2018. We couldn’t be more proud to have such a high caliber student return to the program to

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Embrace Friction

This article is an excerpt from the Fast Company article published on October 27, 2017, entitled, “How a Broken Heart Helped Amy Wambach Find Her Passion” written by Diana Budds. “As the chief sustainability officer at Nike, Hannah Jones is rethinking how the athletic brand produces its products. At Nike, Jones has been working to

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Student Spotlight: Meet Christian

Christian Lundsgaard is about to graduate from MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program and is currently finishing his thesis entitled, The Sustainable Roof Window. Watch the video below to find out what sustainable design measurement tool he found to be the most useful and how applying it is changing how he approaches challenges today. About

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Sustainability Now!

Going deeper into the ideas presented at the EarthTones Sustainable Design Retreat, adjunct faculty of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program -Holly Robbins and Wendy Jedlička- presented three workshop sessions of Sustainability Now! A Hands-on Workshop On Sustainability Practice for Today’s Designers at Design Camp, hosted in October 2017 by AIGA Minnesota. Design has an important role to

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It’s Time for (Re)Design

Calling all sustainable graphic designers! It’s time again for the international AIGA (Re)Design Awards. Enter your good work showing how your designs help people, the planet, and/or influence culture change. A broad range of categories for student, professional, and conceptual work. Entry deadline is November 11, 2017. Eligible projects include campaigns, experiences, messages, objects, processes,

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