Ann-Marie Conrado, IDSA

Ann-Marie Conrado, IDSA
Assistant Professor
University of Notre Dame

Ann-Marie Conrado, IDSA, is an assistant professor in industrial design at the University of Notre Dame. She was awarded the inaugural IDSA Young Educator of the Year Award in 2008 for her contributions to educating the next generation of designers in realizing the potential of design to advance the common good.

Conrado is a longtime IDSA member who has garnered numerous awards, including a Gold in IDSA’s International Design Excellence Awards. She is the founder of HOPE Initiative, a nonprofit utilizing design in developing countries.


The Design of Development: Building a Career in Social Design

A new generation of designers is showing an interest in pursuing careers that make a difference while nonprofits, community groups and governmental organizations are more interested than ever in design thinking methods. So how do designers pursue opportunities in social and humanitarian work and forge careers in development?

Ann-Marie Conrado, IDSA, assistant professor in industrial design at the University of Notre Dame, will explore what it means to build a disruptive career and walk a different path in life.