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Tippy Tippens is a social entrepreneur, designer, gandhiwarmer, an experimenter in making new flavors of ice cream, and a great fan of the canadian tuxedo. She is thrilled to be part of the GOOD 100 2013, named as 'one of 100 people pushing the world forward.'

She is proud to be the Chief Eternal Optimist at Goods that Matter, a company which she founded in 2010.

Tippy also gives guest talks, having spoken at Tulane's Design Thinking department, Syracuse University's Design & Entrepreneurship courses, Adobe Creative Jam, Pecha Kucha, and other design/social entrepreneurship panels. She is also delighted to have spoken at TEDxTU, see the talk here: 'Obsessing over what Matters'

Her professional experiences have included: founding a creative studio for social change, designing faucets for Kohler, freelancing for lighting, furniture, graphic, architectural, and wayfinding firms as well as designing and making home furnishings for over ten years. She is an alumni of the 2011 Propeller Fellowship in the New Ventures Accelerator program for social entrepreneurs. She also gives inspiring talks, participates in exhibitions, competitions, and collaborations in design, public projects, and photography.

Tippens earned her masters degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute and her B.F.A., with a focus in furniture design, from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is passionate about creating things based in observing the ways in which we live and ultimately wishes to contribute to greater happiness.

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