March 4th, 7pm Timken Auditorium, SF.
(Yes, this conflicts with the Debbie Millman lecture).
I introduced you all to Project M last class, now here’s a chance to hear from the founder himself.
What John does best is help organizations find the courage and the sense of humor to consider whole new “wrong” ways of bringing their stories, ideas, and innovations out into the world.
John feels so strongly about the value of thinking wrong that he created a program called Project M that is designed to inspire and educate young designers, writers, photographers and filmmakers by proving that their work—especially their wrongest thinking—can have a positive and significant impact on the world. Project M has developed projects to help a conservation area in Costa Rica, Micro-financing in Ghana, New Orleans after Katrina, the community of East Baltimore and connecting households to fresh water in Hale County Alabama.
In his career, John has won over 250 design awards, was nominated for 2 National Design Awards from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, served on the AIGA National Board of Directors, and taught at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has acquired six of his projects and staged a solo exhibition in 2000. In addition, John is a founding partner of C2, MavLab, and Nada Bike Collective, a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique International) and on the Boards of Waterfall Arts and Unity College. Most recently, John was awarded the Skandalaris Award for Entrepreneurship in Design from Washington University in St. Louis.