Podcast Episode 11 – Matthew Manos on How a Design Business Can Make an Impact

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Episode #11: Matthew Manos on How to Use a Design Business to Make an Impact

The role of the designer in our culture is changing. And Matthew Manos, founder of global design-strategy consultancy, verynice, is at the forefront of this movement. With innovative ideas like “Give Half,” a radical 50% pro-bono business model, Manos is paving the way for designers to make an impact on society by bringing their inherently entrepreneurial way of thinking into the organizations they work with, and for.

In this episode of the HOW Design Live Podcast, Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing-Mentor.com and Partner for HOW Design Live’s new Creative Entrepreneur program, talks with Matthew Manos about every designer’s opportunity to create something meaningful that has an impact on the world. Come hear him share more ideas in his session, Business as a Design Medium, at HOW Design Live in Atlanta, May 19-23, 2016.

MatthewManos_HeadhotAbout Matthew Manos:

Matthew Manos is an award winning artist, strategist, and author. He is the Founder and Managing Director of verynice, a global design-strategy consultancy. verynice’s “Give-Half” model has inspired thousands of practitioners to engage in pro-bono work, and as of 2015, verynice has been able to gift over $3,750,000 worth of pro-bono services to nonprofits.

Find Out More:

How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free - Second EditionPay what you want to download the book, How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free.

Models of Impact: “An online platform and strategic consultancy that works with social entrepreneurs and non-profit executives to invent business models that create sustainable impact in the world.”

Matthew’s TEDx Talk: “Reinterpreting the Role of the Designer



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