NY Creative Interns Conference Speaker Highlight: Cheryl Heller, Chair at Design for Social Innovations

We’re excited to announce another amazing speaker added to our line up for Find and Follow Your Passion on April 21, 2012. Meet Cheryl Heller, Chair at Design for Social Innovations, Board Chair at PopTech, and Founder of Heller Communications.

Cheryl is the founding Chair of the new MFA Program, Design for Social Innovation at SVA in New York, Board Chair of PopTech, a laboratory for disruptive innovation focused on technology and social change, and founder of Heller Communication Design. She is a pioneering communication designer and business strategist, and has twice been nominated for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Communication Design. She has been successfully practicing social innovation and sustainability for many years, with major corporations like Seventh Generation, L’Oreal, Hachette Filipacci and Sappi, non-profits such as WWF, Audubon, IDE (International Development Enterprises) The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education and the Girl Scouts of America. She created the Ideas that Matter program for Sappi in 1999, which has since given over $10 million to designers working for the public good.

We have tons more to share with you, so check back often for new announcements. Head to our conference site for more details. You’ll meet amazing professionals like Cheryl, and make great friends and future collaborators.

If you had a chance, what would you ask Cheryl? Check out her Twitter or website, or let us know in the comments.

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Jana is a senior at Hofstra University on Long Island.

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