Marc O’Brien is the lead strategist behind The Social Good Guides.
As a Social Designer and Creative Facilitator, Marc produces and leads creative workshops that focus on creating positive change while tackling some of todays gnarly social challenges. Through a series of playful exercises, he helps people come up with fun, unique, and innovative solutions to those challenges. Marc then designs those solutions, whether through quick prototypes or more flushed out visuals.
Marc is also the founder of Confidence, which is building the guts within hell-bent individuals by igniting the fire in their bellies to take their first step to work on meaningful projects—big and small. We do this through workshops, experiences, and collaboration.
Since 2009, Marc been actively involved, as both an advisor and facilitator, in Project M, an immersive program designed to inspire and educate young creative individuals by proving that their work can have a tangible impact on the world.
A multitude of his collaborative workshops and projects have been featured in the New York Times, Fast Co, AIGA, GOOD, Print, ID, PSFK, and various other design and culture outlets. Marc has lectured and facilitated numerous workshops at a number of distinguished universities and conferences throughout the country. Among other things, Marc helps people SMALLIFY their ideas, teaches at California College of the Arts, leads the GOOD SF Local Chapter, rides a bamboo bike, makes homemade hot sauce, and loves to unplug in the outdoors.