Emily Pilloton is the Founder and Executive Director of Project H Design, a nonprofit that enables product design initiatives for Humanity, Habitats, Health and Happiness.
Trained in architecture at UC Berkeley and product design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she founded Project H in 2007 to provide a conduit and catalyst for need-based product design that empowers individuals, communities, and economies. Project H initiatives include water transport and filtration systems in South Africa and India, educational math toys for a school for AIDS orphans in Uganda, a homeless-run design co-op in LA, and design concepts for foster care education and therapy in Austin. She has written for publications including ID, GOOD, and ReadyMade, and is the author of a forthcoming book on “the industrial design revolution” which will be published by Metropolis Books in 2009. An unyielding optimist and California girl, she loves crossword puzzles and never shows up to a business meeting without baked goods.