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

Diversity is at the heart of what we do

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 MASD alumni Gautam Muralidharan, co-founder and CEO of SoulWork.  Below are a few

Enjoy our FREE Earth Week Activities [day 3]

Happy Earth Week! To help you celebrate, MCAD’s fully online MA in Sustainable Design program is posting 3 days of FREE Earth Day activities to help you engage. We’ll follow the themes SEE, DO, THINK, SHARE. Enjoy! SEE: Explore thesis project presentations created by MA in Sustainable Design students The MA in Sustainable Design program culminates in a

MASD at Design Week Portland!

Biomimicry: A Framework for Sustainable Design Disrupt your thinking.Flex your creativity.Get a jolt of inspiration. Envision your role in creating a sustainable world. We are all feeling an urgency to take action on climate change and sustainability. Designers have a unique ability to make change, but they need new sources of inspiration as well as

NEW! Nature-Inspired Design Wilderness Expedition

Shannon Reece [MASD 2016] has a day job in sustainable design, but for him that’s not enough. On the side, he is a certified natural movement instructor and specializes in teaching adaptable human movement patterns – empowering people to become healthier, more mindful, and capable humans.  Now, Shannon has combined his unique experiences, passions, and expertise

Special opportunity: Learn from Nature, in Nature!

Shannon Reece (MASD 2016) has learned about sustainable design by immersing himself in experiences deep in the bush of Zambia as well as immersing himself deep in MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program, and now he wants to share some of these learnings and experiences with you. Next month (August 2019) Reece will be partnering

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