Andrew Shea

Andrew Shea is an Associate Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design, where his research has focused on the role that designers play in social innovation projects, how place-based design can produce behavior change, and social justice of artificial intelligence. He is the founding creative director of MANY (, a communication and service design studio. Andrew has written extensively about the evolving field of design for social innovation, including: Design for Social Innovation: Case Studies from Around the World (2021), LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation (2016), and he authored Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community-Based Graphic Design (2012). His design and writing has been featured by publications like Fast Company, Slate, Design Observer, 99 Percent Invisible, Core77, Slate, Print, Entrepreneur Magazine, How, Communication Arts, among others. Andrew speaks about design at schools, conferences, and at public events like TEDx Transmedia in Rome, and he has been an advisor and juror for a range of organizations. He completed the National Arts Strategies’ Creative Community Fellowship and Design Inquiry. Andrew received his MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art.

“Artists and scientists are both asking questions about the world, they’re just doing it in different ways”
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Director, Iowa Lakeside Lab Artists-in-Residence Program
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