Designer, humanist, futurist.
Renewables & Environment | Greater Los Angeles Area, US
Connecting design, ecology and technology. Making a world that works for all living things.
I do workshops, consulting and speaking engagements for companies and teams seeking to connect strategy with the principles of ecology, biomimicry, natural systems and simplicity. I enjoy working on special projects and charrettes, providing outside perspective and igniting inspiration. I have worked with some of the biggest companies in the automotive, architecture, and engineering sectors, helping to build internal expertise and insight. My background is in design, so I enjoy working with teams in the branding and advertising world and with product development groups. I specialize in providing historical perspective and forward insight on culture and worldviews and how they impact behavior.
I taught an experimental studio class on Living Systems at NYU's MFA ITP program, and sit on the advisory boards of several organizations seeking to advance green design standards, promote social innovation and improve the quality of life in cities through the advancement of new ways of thinking about urban mobility and the built environment.
I am also partner in a small agency that conceives and creates campaigns and special projects for ethical brands. In my spare time I study and apply permaculture principles in our home in Ojai, California and am a contributing photographer to Wilder Quarterly and several other publications.
Specialties: Design, Open Innovation, Cities, Mobility, EV, Urbanism, Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Green Building, Energy Efficiency, Ecology, Natural Systems, Sustainability, Social Innovation, Sustainable Development, Appropriate Technology, LOHAS, Environment, Open Source, Systems Thinking, Biomimicry, Simplicity.
Volvo Cars, Gothenburg, Sweden
BMW AG, Munich, Germany
MINI USA, New Jersey
OgilvyEarth Lab, New York
PSFK Conference New York
PSFK Good Ideas Salon Tokyo / Nissan
Green Business Conference, Istanbul
SINOCES, Qingdao, China
International Design Congress, Beijing, China
International Design Congress, Brisbane, Australia
Opportunity Green Conference, Los Angeles
Sustainable Brands, Miami
AIGA Chapter Green Salons - Miami, Philadelphia, Honolulu
AIGA Compostmodern, San Francisco
AIGA Y-Conference, San Diego
Yale, F.I.T. Parsons, New School, CalArts
Permaculture, Wilderness Ecology, Wildcrafting, Indigenous Culture, First Nations, Primitive Arts, Primitive Technology, Natural Horsemanship, Natural Building, Homesteading, Plant Identification, Foraging, Mycology, Ethnobotany, Bioregionalism, Biomimicry, Conservation.