Associate Professor of Strategic Design and Management
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 and collaborations include: End of Life, Brooklyn Public Library, Italia Innovation, the Light Phone, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, CADA Foundation, and IMPACT Design for Social Change. He served on the Board of Trustees (2012-18) for the Flaherty Film Seminar, and was a Fellow (2015/16) at the Graduate Institute for Design Ethnography and Social Thought.
Presidio (Pinchot University), MBA 2009
School of Visual Arts, BFA 1987
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)
Design, identity, participatory design-led research, design as policy, end of life.
Independent Study (Spring 2019)
Intensive 1: Orientation
Intensive 2: Workshop
Projects Studio 1
Projects Studio 3
Senior Project 2: Capstone
Senior Project 2: Capstone (Spring 2019)