Refresh Baltimore

Social Impact Design: The Intersection of Digital + Analog

Ryan Clifford, Bryan Connor, Jennifer Goold, Shea Frederick & Moderated by Scott Burkholder

This Refresh event will incorporate MICA's Social Design program and is an official event of Baltimore Design Week

Panelists from the tech and social design communities join forces to discuss the tools and methodologies employed for social impact projects.  How do tech developers navigate projects that need analog solutions, and how do social designers navigate projects that require digital solutions?  The discussion will focus on how both communities could better leverage each other's skill sets to ensure maximum impact. 

External Coverage: Social-Minded Design: Saving the World, One Designer at a Time

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Ryan Clifford

Ryan is the Associate Director of the MICA Center for Design Practice, a multidisciplinary studio that prepares the next generation of design leaders to make a positive impact on society.  Ryan is also graduate faculty in MICA's Master of the Arts in Social Design program.  He is an advisor for Project M, an international social design initiative which is committed to helping young designers use their skills to create positive change in the world, and leads yearly design intensive, community-based Project M Blitzes with MICA students in Greensboro, AL and Belfast, ME.

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Jennifer Goold

Jennifer is the Associate Executive Director at the Neighborhood Design Center, The NDC, founded in 1968, leads pro-bono design projects in support of community goals in Baltimore and Prince George's County.  A Baltimore resident since 1993, Jennifer has been involved in may of the city's largest historic building rehabilitations in her previous role as Development Director at Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse. 

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Shea Frederick

Shea has spent the majority of his career in web development and first began developing web applications for Tower Records combining the call center interface with inventory and fulfillment.  Since then, he has worked as a developer for several companies- building and implementing various commerce solutions, content management systems, and lead tracking programs.  Integrating new technologies to make better applications has been a driving point for Shea's work.  He strives to use open source libraries as they are often the launching pad for most creative technological advances.

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Moderated by Scott Burkholder

Scott came to Baltimore in 1998 to attend Johns Hopkins University and earned chemical engineer and biomedical engineering degrees in 2002.  After several years in the field and a full time entrepreneurship he formed while in college, Scott was invited by mural artist Michael Owen to oversee the business side of the Baltimore Love Project.  The project is the largest self-initiated public art project in Baltimore.  The combination of art and entrepreneurship has captured Scott's attention.  He believes art is powerful with it's ability to show the world as it is, and more importantly, as it can be.  He promotes art full time in Baltimore and is working to create a Social Venture Capital Firm that serves Baltimore's creative community.  He and his lovely wife Jennifer reside in the Baltimore neighborhood of Fells point.