Lindsay Kinkade to present at “Work in Progress”

Posted by: John Caserta
Jan 31, 2012

Please join us for the first Work in Progress critique of 2012 on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 5:30pm until 7pm. Lindsay Kinkade, critic in graphic design at RISD, will share current work visualizing public policy, refining communication tools through co-creation workshops with doctors, and initiating public art projects in the heart of Phoenix. She will also introduce her new public work collaborative with Arianne Gelardin, Assembly Required.

About Lindsay

Lindsay Kinkade is a community-based designer, public artist, teacher, and documentary journalist. She is the co-founder of Little Giant, a design firm that builds tools for public dialogue on public issues. The studio partners with public artists, community activists, non-profits, government agencies, hospitals, business owners, expert educators, illustrators, photographers, video professionals, web geniuses, and others who are focused on making the world a better place.

A former visual journalist at The Boston Globe, Lindsay brings an ethical framework and research rigor to every project. As a RISD MFA grad, she brings a love of collaboration and a deep commitment to the highest levels of design craft to her public work. She maximizes possibilities by drawing on her hybrid training to facilitate user-designed dialogue and innovations in the public sphere. She is the founding Design + Communication Coordinator for NSF EPSCoR at RISD, a climate change design research project in the state of Rhode Island. Lindsay is currently working from downtown Phoenix, Arizona, in a collaborative workspace at Arizona State University’s Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory (PURL).

Her primary research interests are public engagement, participatory design practice, public policy, and data visualization. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design where she teaches Making It Understandable, a policy+design course.