Cheryl Heller, Chair of the MFA Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts in New York and National Director of the AIGA Social Innovation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship for Designers Program, will be giving a public lecture at the NCSU College of Design on March 14th – 6:30 pm, Burns Auditorium, College of Design, NCSU
Please, mark this on your calendar. This event is FREE and OPEN to the Public!
Cheryl Heller is a communication designer, writer and business strategist who has helped multi-national corporations, start ups and non-profit organizations grow. She is the founding Chair of the first MFA Program in Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts in New York, founding partner of CommonWise, Heller Communication Design, and an advisor to PopTech, a laboratory for disruptive innovation focused on technology and social change.
She has led initiatives with major corporations and non-profits such as Ford Motor Company, American Express, Marriott International, Cemex, Bayer Corporation, WWF, Audubon, IDE, Concern Worldwide and the Girl Scouts of America. She created the Ideas that Matter program for Sappi in 1999, which has since become their marquee program, and has given over $10 million to designers working for the public good. She also advised Paul Polak and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum on the exhibit, “Design for the Other 90%.”
Cheryl has been a core faculty member for the PopTech Social Innovation and Science
Fellows, mentoring the most exciting social entrepreneurs in the world as they create and scale new models for solving issues around poverty, water, health care, energy and conservation, often through the use of technology. She is the National Director of Leadership Education for AIGA, the professional association for design, and is a writer for NextBillion and Unreasonable.is.