By applying principles from entrepreneurship to social problems, we can develop sustainable models for bringing creative initiatives to fruition. I've launched several initiatives, like below, in order to explore the many facets of this ever expanding discipline.
Tilt Shift is a start-up social-design studio focused on helping change agents, non-profits, and social enterprises with professional communication and design services. Over the course of 6 months, we've won contracts totaling nearly $90,000 and have saved our 10+ clients thousands of dollars on design services while delivering beautiful solutions that engage audiences with captivating storytelling.
We combine our interdisciplinary mojo and experiences with our socially-minded partners/clients to collaboratively solve problems. Our solutions usually end up as print pieces, video shorts, or bad-ass websites.
Lead Strategist &
Sep 2011 to Now
Tread Project was a 7-week design studio aiming to teach creative problem solving skills to disadvantaged high school students through the vehicle of footwear design. We partnered with top-level designers from Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Vans, Jordan Brand, and TOMS Shoes to help guide, inspire, and nurture the students through the design process.
Our team spent months developing the curriculum, logistics, and partnerships that came to fruition over the course of several weeks. Through a series of school-wide lectures and classroom projects, our studio impacted over 700 more students than we had originally expected.
Teachers reported higher attendance, greater engagement, and new found admiration for design and problem solving amongst the students.
Watch our wrap-up videos here!
Educational Initiative &
Jan 2011 to Now
Nurish is a social enterprise that aims to deliver affordable, high-quality and environmentally sustainable food to university students in the Cincinnati area.
Our team ideated distribution models, product sourcing, and operational issues using principles of systems design. Having gone through several iterations of business plans, our team developed the Nurish brand from the ground up into a social enterprise that was projected to be financially viable, brought the farm-to-table concept to a wider community, and supported sustainable ecology.
Business Development &
Jan to Mar 2010