Congrats Spring 2022 Grads!

Student Spotlight

We are proud to announce our newest MA in Sustainable Design graduates:

Nathaniel Edmunds, Sarah Hummel, Angelina Malizia

All three students 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 to their thesis project presentations and web-based portfolios are shared below.

Nathaniel Edmunds


Empowering Peer-to-Peer Networks to Optimize Forms for Reuse in Durable Goods, Using Self-Organizing Systems in Computational Design


Sarah Hummel


Creative Design Agency Transformation: Identifying Emerging Roles for Design Leadership in Sustainability


Angelina Malizia


Myth & Making


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.