September 19, 2017

ArtCenter College of Design Launches Change Lab Podcast Exploring the Transformative Power of Creativity

Freedom Podcasting Distributes First Season of Conversations with Trailblazers in Business, Technology, Art and Innovation

Today, ArtCenter College Design launched a new podcast featuring intimate interviews with leading artists and innovators, using change as a framework to explore their creative coming of age and the ways in which the creative process has been a catalyst for transformation—personally, professionally and globally. The bi-weekly show targets listeners seeking to understand the biographical and creative influences that inform and inspire some of the world’s most passionate minds. Change Lab: Conversations on Transformation and Creativity is hosted by ArtCenter President Lorne M. Buchman and distributed worldwide by Freedom Podcasting on platforms including iTunes, Google Play and the Apple Podcasts app.

Change Lab guests are artists, designers and entrepreneurs from diverse sectors including Silicon Valley, corporate America and the emerging field of social innovation.

Guests featured on the new Change Lab podcast include:

        • Edgar Arceneaux, a Los Angeles-based contemporary artist who investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations and multimedia events
        • John X. Carey, a filmmaker whose commitment to bringing a social conscience to his wildly successful commercial spots has distinguished him as one of Ad Week’s “Top 20 Content Creators of 2016”
        • Niklas Gustafsson, Global Director for PepsiCo’s Design and Innovation team
        • Sara Ortloff Khoury, Director of User Experience Design at Google, who oversees product design for a suite of enterprise apps
        • Wendy MacNaughton, illustrator, author and graphic journalist whose idiosyncratic body of work shimmers with warmth and humanity
        • Mari Nakano, a pioneering social impact designer working at the forefront of social change as Deputy Design Director of New York City’s Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity
        • “The mother of the internet,” Lynda Weinman who founded to provide wider access to the popular digital arts courses she began teaching in 1995 at ArtCenter

Change Lab offers compelling stories about the pivotal experiences that influenced these risk takers who are disrupting industries such as automotive, communication, technology and education. Buchman’s 45-minute conversations with high-profile leaders emphasize the passion, critical thinking and creative process of turning dreams into reality.

The wide-ranging topics on Change Lab include:

  • How do corporations provide healthier food and beverages that positively impact global health?
  • The value of human centered-design to consumers and business.
  • How does design improve the lives of children facing threats ranging from disease to the global refugee crisis?
  • How does advertising with a social conscience give voice to those who tend to be on the sidelines?
  • How do artists channel the emotional fallout from these uncertain times into works of creative expression?
  • How is it possible to cultivate a “beginner’s mind” and create an identity outside of work?

For more information about Change Lab, visit

About ArtCenter College of Design: Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of industrial design disciplines as well as visual and applied arts. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round educational programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for both its ties to industry and its social impact initiatives, ArtCenter is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, ArtCenter alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society.

Teri Bond
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