Marc O’Brien is the lead strategist behind The Social Good Guides.
Marc O’Brien is the co-founder of The Determined, a design-led collective that partners with people and organizations working on gnarly societal and environmental problems to take their moonshot ideas and make them happen. He is a design strategist and creative facilitator focused on social innovation, human-centered design, and purpose-driven initiatives that create positive change in the world. He loves finding opportunities for organizations to make huge, meaningful impact in unexpected ways. Working with others who are working towards creating positive change, he uses design as his tool to help them do this in a better way.
In a playful workshop environment, Marc helps Fortune 500 companies to startups, nonprofits to universities, come up with fun, achievable, and innovative solutions to challenges. His preferred method is making. With a background in both web and graphic design, he brings ideas to life so others can see what’s possible.
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.
Marc lives in San Francisco where is also teaches at California College of the Arts. You can follow him on Twitter @think557.