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  • Andrew Shea

    Assistant Professor of Integrated Design

    Profile:

    Andrew is an educator, writer, and designer. He is principal and creative director at MANY, a communication design studio in New York. His work has been featured by publications like Fast Company, Slate, Print, How, 99 Percent Invisible, and Communication Arts, among others. His design writing has appeared in Core77, AIGA, Design Observer, Entrepreneur Magazine, GOOD, and others. His book, Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community-Based Graphic Design, was published by Princeton Architectural Press and provides graphic designers with strategies to help them work on community-based projects. Andrew is Assistant Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons The New School for Design, where he teaches classes on topics like design for behavior change, creative placemaking, and visualizing urban policy. He wrote the book Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community Based Design and was co-editor of LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation. His design and writing has been featured by publications like Fast Company, Slate, Design Observer, 99 Percent Invisible, Core77, and Impact Design Hub. Andrew regularly speaks about design at schools, conferences, and events like TEDx Transmedia in Rome. His has served as an advisor for various organizations like initiatives, like Impact Design Hub and Human Impacts Institute, and on juries for Sappi Ideas That Matter, Design Ignites Change, Archinect, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy. In 2015, he completed the National Arts Strategies’ Creative Community Fellowship. Andrew received his MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art.

    Degrees Held:

    MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art

    Professional Affiliations:

    AIGA

    Recent Publications:

    LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation

    Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community Based Design

    Additional design writing has appeared on websites like Core77, AIGA, Design Observer, Entrepreneur Magazine, GOOD, and Impact Design Hub.

    Research Interests:

    behavior change, user experience, designing for social change, urban policy, multidisciplinary collaboration 

    Awards and Honors:

    Andrew's work has been featured by publications like Fast Company, Slate, Print, How, 99 Percent Invisible, and Communication Arts, among others. 

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