John Bielenberg is a designer, educator, and founder of C2 Design in San Francisco and the Bielenberg Institute at the Edge of the Earth in Belfast, Maine. He also directs “Project M,” a program that strives to inspire young creative individuals that their work can have a significant and meaningful impact on the world.
In Glimmer: Bielenberg helps explain the psyche of young designers who are out to fix the world.
Quote: “In the 1980s and 90s, design students were more career motivated—it was about getting a job and your Saab convertible, and achieving fame in the design world. Today, it’s more a matter of wanting to use your talents in ways that really matter, involving things you can feel passionate about.”