Mariana Amatullo, Art Center College for Design

Vice President, Designmatters

Mariana Amatullo founded Designmatters at Art Center College of Design, based in Pasadena, California in 2001. As the lead of the program, and at the helm of the Designmatters Concentration in art and design for social impact, she develops strategic educational partnerships and oversees a portfolio of research collaborations, communication campaigns, exhibitions and publications that enhance Art Center’s commitment to be at the forefront of international design education and contribute solutions to humanitarian issues of critical urgency. The award-winning projects that are developed under the mantle of Designmatters with partner organizations such as UNICEF have established the program as an exemplary effort within the landscape of social impact design–uniting educational objectives with highly effective advocacy and action-oriented outcomes for social innovation. Amatullo is a Non-Profit Research Fellow with the Doctor of Management Program, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University