Sustainable Down Jackets

Alumni in Action

We love keeping up with our alumni and hearing about what they are doing.

Last month, Consumer Reports interviewed MASD graduate Ajda Mesic for a story on sustainable down jackets. She is currently a lead designer at Target.


Consumer Reports online, February 10, 2022 Choosing Between Synthetic Down and Natural Down for a Winter CoatCirculation/UVPM: 6,132,862

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.