Thanks to all those who participated in DESIGN 21's Who Would You Interview project. We received so many fantastic nominations that we've decided to launch an interview series! DESIGN 21 will be bringing you weekly opportunities to nominate questions for some of the most influential people in the field of social design. This also means a weekly dose of inspiration.
Our interviewees include Valerie Casey of the Designers Accord, Chad Rea of ecopop, and John Emerson of Social Design Notes.
But first up: What would you ask Philippa White - founder and managing director of The International Exchange (TIE).
Based in the UK and Brazil, TIE connects professionals in the communication field with NGOs in developing nations, so that their skills can be used in a positive way to benefit the organization. The experience not only helps the NGO in a big way, but it teaches the volunteer about the power of their profession in communities. TIE has sent professionals from companies like Wieden + Kennedy, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, and Leo Burnett to help NGOs like Gestos, Edificio Ecologico, and Arcos.
Philippa moved to Brazil to start TIE after 5 years of working for advertising agencies such as Leo Burnett and BBH. She founded TIE and we are lucky enough to have the chance to interview her here. So here's your chance to gain some insights from Philippa.
Nominate questions (by responding to this post) by Monday July 20th.