Change Lab Podcast Featuring Mari Nakano, Social Impact Designer with the New York City Mayor’s Office
Mari Nakano (MFA 10 Media Design Practices) is a social impact designer and ArtCenter alum deploying design problem solving to improve the lives of at-risk populations around the world. She was recently named Deputy Director of the Service Design Studio with the New York City’s Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity. Previously, Mari spent four years as the Design and Interaction Lead for UNICEF’s Office of Innovation.
Mari has dedicated much of her career to helping children and underserved communities worldwide. Raised in a household of makers, Mari merged her separate but equal passions for creative self expression and social activism when she earned her graduate degree from ArtCenter and embarked on a trailblazing career in the nascent field of social innovation, designing solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.