creative, do gooder, cyclist

SESSION: Monday, October 19, 2:15

Seeing Different

We are all built to see the world differently. It's one of our unique, innovative traits. We all say we want to be a part of changing the world, but how do we actually accomplish this? Can we actually make a difference? This presentation will give you thoughts, prompts, and examples of how you can use your gifts to See Different.


Chief Evangelist and CoFounder of Rule29


Justin Ahrens's passion for life is rooted in his creative firm's dedication to "making creative matter®." For over 20 years now, Justin has led Rule29 his Certified B Corporation® in a commitment to smart business, great design and helping others think differently about the world around them. He is an author, teacher, creative director and self proclaimed “do gooder”. Through a collaborative approach in both strategy and design, Rule29's culture is just as important as the work. This is particularly evident by Rule29's involvement in numerous social causes, including substantial work in Africa. Rule29 has been recognized by major competitions and publications, including Fast Company, AIGA, Communication Arts, The Webby Awards, and many more. Ahrens has been a consistent voice for the design and business community in areas around social impact and work/life balance, which he has written and spoken about nationally and internationally. Justin served as an AIGA National Board Member focused on Design For Good and works within various communities to help explore how we can all have the greatest path to impact.

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