100 to Watch in Public-Interest Design

Posted by Public Policy Lab

Graphic designer Megan Jett and Public Interest Design founder John Cary have just released the Public Interest Design 100, a fascinating graphic guide to “100 people and teams working at the intersection of design and service” in the United States — from architects and designers to policymakers, academics, and funders.

We’re honored that our executive director, Chelsea Mauldin, made the list, but even more proud that the Public Policy Lab is the company of so many remarkable and dedicated organizations. Many New York City friends get well-deserved recognition — hats off to the Design Trust for Public Space, WorldStudio, DesigNYC, and many more! — and we’re also excited to learn about impressive work being done across the country.

In addition to heavy-hitters like Majora CarterIDEO’s Tim Brown, and Bill Clinton (!), the PID100 highlights entrepreneurs and advocates that have small budgets but big ambitions for social change. Here are five listees whose impressive work we’re discovering for the first time:

Krista Donaldson is the CEO of D-Rev: Design Revolution, a nonprofit technology incubator whose mission is to improve the health and incomes of people living on less than $4 per day.

Pam Dorr is executive director of Hale Empowerment & Revitalization Organization (HERO) and a leading catalyst for community development in areas of the Alabama Black Belt working to end rural poverty.

Juliette LaMontagne is founder and director of Breaker, which mobilizes interdisciplinary teams of young creative collaborators to design product solutions to global challenges.

Marika Shioiri-Clark is principal of SOSHL Studio, a firm dedicated to cross-sector social impact design, including work with women and girls through the Nike Foundation.

Anne Trumble is founder and executive director of Emerging Terrain, a research and design collaborative working to engage the public about factors shaping the built environment in Nebraska and beyond.

Be sure to check out the entire list.