George Aye

George Aye co-founded Chicago-based Greater Good Studio with the belief that design can advance equity for all.

He has worked across complex social issues such as criminal justice, civic engagement, public education, public health and youth development. Greater Good Studio was awarded the TED Prize City 2.0 (2012) and listed on Public Interest Design 100 (2013). The studio’s work was featured in LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation (published 2016) and Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook (published 2015).

Previously, George spent seven years at global innovation firm IDEO before being hired as the first human-centered designer at the Chicago Transit Authority. A frequent speaker and workshop facilitator, he has presented on the topic of design and power at SXSW 2018 and the Service Design Global Conference 2017. George is an Adjunct Full Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Past Presentations

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008