• John Bruce

    Assistant Professor of Strategic Design & Management


    Director, Strategic Design & Management BBA program, Assistant Professor Strategic Design & Management, Parsons School of Design. John’s work as a designer, media maker, and strategist involves ethnography and systems-thinking, and is dedicated to supporting projects for positive economic and social impacts. He is senior strategist for Forward Mapworks. He also co-founded the Brooklyn-based design and architecture firm Super-Interesting!  He previously served in a variety of roles for development and production of film and television. Recent projects include: End of Life, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, CADA Foundation, the Light Phone, and IMPACT Design for Social Change. He serves on the board of trustees for the Flaherty Film Seminar, and is a Fellow at the Graduate Institute for Design Ethnography and Social Thought.



    Degrees Held:

    Presidio (Pinchot University), MBA 2009

    School of Visual Arts, BFA 1987

    Recent Publications:

    Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design 2017. Chapter, “Design Strategy for Impact.” Editor: Rachel Beth Egenhoefer

    End of Life, documentary feature film. 2017. Directed by John Bruce and Pawel Wojtasik. Co-producers: HAOS Film and Train-Tracks INc. (USA, Greece)

    Research Interests:

    Design, design identity, local economies, worker collectives, end of life.

    Current Courses:

    Projects Studio 1

    Design-Led Research

    Projects Studio 3

    Senior Project 1: Capstone

    Senior Project 2: Capstone