Tippy Tippens



Tippy Tippens is passionate about creating things that benefit social change and a healthy planet. She is a designer, environmentalist, educator, social entrepreneur, Gandhiwarmer, ice cream flavor experimenter, and a great fan of the Canadian tuxedo. She was named to the GOOD 100 as 'one of 100 people pushing the world forward.’

After over a decade of intersectional, creative work, Tippy has cultivated a deep portfolio of professional experience, including: designing faucets for Kohler; freelancing for lighting, furniture, graphic, architectural, and wayfinding firms; creating home furnishings for individual clients; and founding a creative studio for social change.

With the ability to cover a range of social and environmental topics, Tippy teaches, keynotes, and serves as a panelist at conferences and colleges around the country, including: Association for Community Design Conference, Tulane's Taylor Center for Social Innovation, Tulane’s Green Business School, Loyola's Social & Political Design Department, Syracuse University's Design & Entrepreneurship courses, New Ventures Accelerator Program, Adobe Creative Jam, Pecha Kucha, and TEDxTU. She is also delighted to collaborate on creative exhibitions, public space projects, and multi-media productions.



Tippy holds a Masters of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in furniture design from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an alumna of the 2011 Propeller Fellowship and is a frequent advisor to social entrepreneurs.  She is based in New Orleans as the Chief Eternal Optimist at Goods that Matter, a design company that she founded in 2010.

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