Lindsay and Jim speak about Urbanism at our August event.

Design RePublic is an R&D design laboratory focused on building the future of cities through collaborative rapid prototyping, storytelling, & public engagement.

Arts, transportation, & collaborative culture are the focus of our local and national research.

Most of our energy is spent where we live and work– we are figuring out what we might possibly do next to make Phoenix, Arizona the most beautiful, fun, user-friendly, walkable & bikeable city it can be.

We are collaborating with a network of makers, inventers, and all-around do-ers to write, share, and build the story of The Next Phoenix.

About the speaker

Lindsay Kinkade

Lindsay Kinkade is a community-based design strategist, graphic designer, public artist, and lecturer. She is the Principal and Creative Director of Design RePublic, a design firm that builds tools for dialogue on public issues. A former visual journalist at The Boston Globe, Lindsay brings an ethical framework and research rigor to every project. From recent years working with corporate, academic, and social sector partners, she brings a love of collaboration, a deep commitment to the highest levels of design, and a passion for public engagement to her work.

In Phoenix, Lindsay is focused in particular on placemaking in downtown Phoenix and transportation issues. She is employing the studio’s Design Territory pop-up framework to engage broad public audiences, emerging leaders, and established stakeholders. Her work with Roosevelt Row, the Phoenix Center for the Arts, Artlink, and the national organization CEOs for Cities demonstrate her visioning, strategy, visualization, content development, tool-making, and facilitation skills.

She has worked on teams building new models for corporate collaboration on research & development as a Senior Designer with The Epic Decade, an IP.21 Studio project. The Epic Decade is convening and facilitating corporate collaborations between partners in many sectors of the economy–from technology to food companies to finance giants to startups. Together, Epic Decade partners are working on problems so big that no one organization or sector can conquer them alone.

Specialties: Graphic design, art direction, digital photography, illustration, information graphics, public policy, social engagement.

Jim McPherson

Public affairs executive with a proven ability in public relations, government relations, marketing communications, web and social media implementation, writing/editing, strategic planning, and staff management. Skillful developer of integrated plans to introduce and promote organizations’ initiatives to external and internal constituencies that continually surpass expectations. In-depth campaign experience from conception to implementation through team development and leadership skills. Adept at working with budget limitations, deadlines, and high-pressure situations.

Specialties: Public Relations, Government Relations, Marketing Communications, Web/Social Media Implementation, Writing/Editing, Strategic Planning, Staff Management

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