AIGA Design Educators Spotlight

Faculty Focus

“Sooner or later, business is going to come and start demanding people be able to envision and create this new future that nobody can put their finger on yet. And that’s what designers are great at. We make something from nothing.”

Holly Robbins, faculty in the MA in Sustainable Design Program at MCAD was interviewed by Eric Benson of Climate Designers for the AIGA – Teaching Climate Design Panel along with Rebeca Mendez, to discuss teaching Ecological Sustainable Design.

Click below for the full interview and discussion.

Climify with Rebecca Mendex and Holly Robbins

Dawn Keene / Director

Dawn Keene is the president of Studio Change, a company offering sustainability consulting services. Prior to Studio Change, Dawn has served as president of Keene Design, Inc. an award-winning Atlanta-based firm specializing in graphic design for over a decade.

Her previous affiliations have included High-Performance Healthy Schools Committee for USGBC Atlanta (United States Green Building Council), serving as the membership chair and on the sustainability committee for AIGA Atlanta (American Institute of Graphic Arts AIGA.) Her work has been featured on Sustainable Brands and published in Graphic Design U.S.A. In addition, she has participated in panel discussions on various topics such as environmental design and community outreach.

Her life mission is to empower communities and individuals to take positive action towards building a more sustainable future through education and community outreach. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Georgia State University and graduated from MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program in 2013.