Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Marketing Manager and Design Strategist
Jenny focuses on marketing and design strategy at Collective Invention. Her background in advertising began with legal research and trademarks, and transitioned to business development, creative strategy and consumer insights. She has worked with for-profit businesses from start-up stage to Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and social businesses.
Jenny has a MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School where she focused her studies on social innovation, design thinking, new business models, and sustainable development in emerging markets. Her passion for this work continues through experimentation and development of collaborative processes in the field of social innovation.
Growing up in the Bay Area, Jenny has been involved with volunteerism and civic engagement since childhood. Her experience in community development has allowed her to apply various methodologies to her practice, including creative mediums such as educational theater and cause marketing. On Sunday afternoons, Jenny can be found wandering in museums, used bookstores, and at the neighborhood park with her little dog, Mushu.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Associate, Research and Dynamic Media
Andrew recently graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with an MFA in Dynamic Media. His thesis work explored the use of narrative in dynamic media as a means to augment our experiences of physical places. Some of the more recent deliverables include smartphone/tablet applications and site-specific interactive installations. Prior to graduate school, Andrew was a freelance photographer and filmmaker living in New York City.
He has lived abroad in a number of countries including Cambodia, France, and Chile to explore new cultures, cuisines and languages (and trying to make good use of his undergraduate degree in linguistics). Andrew is passionate about connecting with people from a variety of backgrounds, applying ethnographic research methodologies to inform the design process, plucking the guitar, and cooking a new recipe.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
A recently released video and in-depth report document Collective Invention’s partnership with the Vallejo Charter School.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Arnold Wasserman at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club on Oct. 13, 2011.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
New Academic Studio, based on our Creative DNA work, featured in NOCCA’s July newsletter. NOCCA Institute Executive Director Sally Perry Selected For National Cultural Leadership Program.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Collective Invention Welcomes Cheryl Hicks
Collective Invention is honored and delighted to announce that Cheryl Hicks, formerly of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, has joined Collective Invention as a Special Advisor on Sustainability and Health. Cheryl will represent Collective Invention from her home in Geneva, Switzerland. Her full bio can be found here.
European Consortium: Trends in Human Behavior
A cross-sector consortium of global corporations has engaged Collective Invention, under Fiona Hovenden’s guidance, to design and facilitate a program looking at behavioral trends shaping the future.
Case Western Reserve University: Culture, Creativity and Design
Case Western Reserve University engaged Collective Invention to develop a plan for one strand of the university’s new strategy: the development of an institute for the study of Culture, Creativity and Design. Fiona Hovenden, Clark Kellogg and Erika Gregory conducted a study of current university practice and facilitated numerous design sessions with CWRU stakeholders as they developed the CC&D plan, which was delivered in February, 2010.
The Stupski Foundation: Strategic Advisory Council
The Stupski Foundation engaged Collective Invention to convene an international group of strategic advisors. The convening was one of the final steps in the Foundation’s internal innovation process which will lead to fundamental reshaping of theory of change and programmatic strategies.
Stanford New Schools: A New Direction
In collaboration with Mutiu Fagbayi and Sonya Lopes of Performance Fact, Inc., Erika Gregory led a 6-month process to renew the schools’ charter status. In February Collective Invention delivered the strategic plan in a practical wall-poster format to ensure that the plan is noticed, read and remembered by all stakeholders responsible for the school improvement process.
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations:
Unleashing Philanthropy’s Potential
Erika Gregory has been invited to participate on a panel at the GEO’s 2010 National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Design Collaboratives for Social Breakthroughs will focus on recent examples of Collective Invention’s work bringing innovation practice to the public sector.