Aran Baker is a designer, researcher, and strategist. She is passionate about the role of design in tackling climate change and creating greater access to services, technology, and information. Aran is also trained as a service designer and is an IDEO Civic Design Fellow. She also has over twelve years of experience working as a visual designer and art director, for some of the world’s top brands, including Chobani, Condé Nast, and Oracle. She excels at translating a brand story across multiple channels and platforms for maximum impact. Aran has an MS in Design and Urban Ecologies from Parsons School of Design, and an MFA in graphic design from the Academy of Art University. She taught systems thinking and sustainable design at Parsons School of Design, and recently started a service design and climate change working group with the San Francisco chapter of the Service Design Network.
Civic Design Fellow, IDEO New York, NY, January–April 2015 Recycling City: Life Cycles, Embodied Energy, and Inclusion Venice, Italy, July 2014 Thesis show, Academy of Art University, 2006 Spring Show, Academy of Art University, 2004, 2005 Thesis show award, Whitman College, Spring 1999
AIGA, Parsons School of Design