AIGA Vermont presents Rich Hollant of co:lab to talk about his experiences working to create positive action through design for his clients.
Design for Good recognizes the need for cross-collaboration. Designers are in the perfect position to build social value for their companies, clients and communities, by creating, communicating, strategizing, analyzing, translating, and collaborating. Non-profits in turn open deep networks for design partners and can provide a proving ground for experimentation and the development of new ideas. Non-profits and interested designers are invited to start a conversation and come together to plan future Design for Good events.
WHO IS RICH HOLLANT?
Rich Hollant is the principal, lead strategist and a design director at co:lab in Connecticut. For 25 years, he developed honest work that inspired positive action for clients like Motorola, P&G, Aetna, Travelers and other corporations. Today, co:lab works exclusively with nonprofits, communities, corporations and enterprises committed to social profit such as American Cancer Society, Haiti Cultural Exchange, Human Rights Institute, United Technologies, United Way and dozens of towns throughout Connecticut. Hollant and his team have earned numerous design and strategy awards and their social value work is in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. He is an alumni of Boston University and The Museum School, a Connecticut Youth Service Leadership Award Recipient, the Development Chair of Compass Youth Collaborative, and past president of AIGA Connecticut. He has a deep commitment to being genuinely helpful and to the centralized placement of social initiatives within economic/community recovery models.