Be creative using your skills

Anabel Sinn earned a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School Of Design in New York. She is the co-founder of Addtothenoise, a design studio in Los Angeles which specializes in branding, art direction and design. Over the course of her career, Anabel has worked as an Art Director at major record labels including Warner

Amplifying their Voices

Michal Crawford-Zimring (MASD 2014) has a background in photography and education. She has been passionately pursuing ecological and sustainable design through her work as principal planner at Room to Grow (California). She also works with the California Watershed Project on oyster restoration and monitoring, bioswale planting for stormwater diversion, and native plant and creek restoration.

We don’t think in carbon

Each month, the MA in Sustainable Design program invites a special guest for our Town Hall series where students, faculty, and alumni get to meet and chat with a leader in the field of sustainability or sustainable design. This month’s guest was Olivia Pedersen (MASD 2019), Founder and CEO of Sustaio. Below are excerpts from our

Sustainable Design + Identity

Two of the unique course offerings in MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program are Creative Leadership and Biomimetic Design. In this interview, Jazmyne Geis [MASD 2019] and her partner Julius Geis explore the intersection of what she learned in these courses with Identity Built Branding (IBB), a project recently launched by Julius. Jazmyne, tell us

Congrats Fall 2020 grads!

We are proud to announce our newest MA in Sustainable Design graduates:Anabel Sinn and Stephanie Hebert! Both have successfully completed eight courses ranging from Systems Thinking to Collaborative Product Design to Creative Leadership. In addition, each has completed an independent thesis project. You can see one project from each course, as well as their thesis projects, in their web-based portfolios.  Links

Build habits to lead a sustainable lifestyle

Olivia Pedersen completed her MA in Sustainable Design program in Fall 2019 and is now leveraging her thesis work to launch a new business. We caught up with Olivia recently to learn more about what she’s up to. What have you been doing since you completed the MA in Sustainable Design program? It has been

MASD @ Design Portland Festival!

Biomimicry: A Framework for Sustainable Design Design Week Portland, originally scheduled for April 18-25, has been renamed Design Portland Festival, rescheduled to August 3-7, and moved to a virtual format. MASD will be there! Disrupt your thinking. Flex your creativity. Get a jolt of inspiration. Envision your role in creating a sustainable world. We are

TSI’s Plant-Based Food Predictions – Spot On and Still Trending

Evelyn Hussain completed a Professional Certificate in Sustainable Design from MCAD in 2012. She is now Design & Innovation Lead at The Silk Initiative (TSI) where she contributes to their publication, TSI Digest. The article below was written by Hussain and originally published in the TSI Digest in January 2020. Back in June, I wrote

One World Mask

Hi, my name is Ellie Cotlar. I am an alumnus of the MA in sustainable design program (MASD 2018). One of the many things that I learned while attending Minneapolis College of Art and Design was to embrace chaos as it is an important catalyst for change. Through observing nature we find that equilibrium actually


A community was born

What do you do if you’ve just completed your hard-earned MA in Sustainable Design degree while working full time with two kids and, just as you think life might finally get back to normal, the pandemic hits?  For many of us, the answer would be to back-burner or postpone as much work as possible and

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