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Passion for purpose

We are an interdisciplinary group of business strategists, experience designers, scientists, design thinking facilitators and product designers , with one common goal; to creatively build a purposeful future for individuals, businesses and the world.

 
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Rinat Sherzer

 

FOUNDER

Rinat is an interdisciplinary scientist, engineer & experience designer. She has over 11 years of product design and entrepreneurial experience. Rinat teaches in various universities, among them: Cornell, Columbia University and CCS. She's super passionate about helping women step into their power.

Justin Gupta

 

HEAD OF STRATEGY

Justin's passion is guiding the growth of mission-driven companies.  He has helped a broad range of organizations, from multinationals to nonprofits to social enterprises, to think differently about their product, market, and impact on the world.

 

 

Talia Souki

 

CREATIVE LEAD

Talia is a designer and social entrepreneur fueled by empathy, optimism and a passion for problem-solving. She has 10 years of experience in communication design and loves applying her creative skills for positive change-making.

 

 


Eda Tankal

 

CREATIVE PRODUCER

Eda is a multidisciplinary storyteller and an entrepreneur who is passionate about  human-environment relationship.  With a background in communication design and  social innovation,  she is trained to be a systems thinker and a problem solver, with a focus on powerful and actionable communication.

Thomas Wendt

 

FACILITATOR

Thomas is a design researcher and facilitator with a special love for sustainable innovation. Qualitative research, participatory design, and team facilitation are all in his wheelhouse. He has written two books on design and prefers to spend his time in the forest.

Maia Kaufman

 

FACILIATOR

Maia is an interdisciplinary facilitator, researcher, and workshop designer. She brings her love of problem solving and systems thinking to every job she does, and believes there's always a way to make everyone happy.


Guest Talents

Our network of incredible talents from around the globe join us to bring unique projects to life.

Manolo Ampuida

 

SOCIAL IMPACT DESIGNER

Manolo Ampudia is a multidisciplinary designer from Mexico City. He believes that design is a very powerful tool for change and uses strategic design and systems thinking to create long-term and win-win-win solutions.

Nazli Cangonul

 

PRODUCT DESIGNER

Nazli Cangonul is a multidisciplinary designer with practical experience in bringing human-centered design to tackle social challenges. She brings her skills in research, analysis and communication design to create with not for, the communities she serves.

David Rojas

 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

David Rojas is a product of Colombia living in NYC. Graphic Designer by training, social designer by choice, working on health, peace, and education. He believes that in an uncertain world, design is a synonym of hope.


Amer Jandali

 

SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIST

Amer Jandali is a futurist and environmentalist on a mission to prevent plastic bags from polluting the environment. A natural charismatic peoples person leading change through enthusiasm and authenticity.

Alyssa Kropp

 

INTERACTION DESIGNER

Alyssa is a service designer, researcher, and strategist working to ensure community focused projects and designs. She's extremely passionate about DJing, laying in grassy fields, and reading on the subway.

Eeshta Malhotra

FACILITATOR

Eeshta is a design thinking facilitator, workshop creator and serial volunteer. With the goal of creating a better world, Eeshta is passionate about engaging with other humans to solve problems of tomorrow, using tools of theatre and design thinking.

 
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JUST A FEW OF

Our Partners

 
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has".

MARGARET MEAD, THOUGHT LEADER
 
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