Bet Small. Go Big.
Designing & facilitating rapid innovation workshops with SMALLIFY.
As a Social Designer and Creative Facilitator, I produce and lead creative workshops that
focus on creating positive change while tackling some of todays gnarly social challenges.
Through a series of playful exercises, I help people come up with fun, unique, and
innovative solutions to those challenges. I then take those ideas and design
them, whether through quick prototypes or more flushed out visuals.
Create environments perfect for collaborative love making, guaranteed to get people “in the mood” to share their ideas with others.
Encourage people to get out of their comfort zone to rapidly prototype ideas based on conversations and exercises implemented during workshops.
Take ideas off of Post-It notes and visualize them to build excitement and momentum around new concepts.
Launching projects using today’s resources that will turn heads and grab people’s attention—like a naked guy walking down a sidewalk.
Break synaptic connections and move beyond biases to generate lots of potential solutions to challenge the status-quo.
Offer consultation, advising, and feedback for those that want to take their idea to the next level.
A few of my collaborative projects and workshops have been featured in a number of publications and blogs.
Need help figuring out what’s the “naked guy” in your project?
I love working with startups, non-profits, schools, and the like. If you’re looking for an independent contractor in
creative facilitation, design, strategy, or consulting feel free to reach out.
Testimonials from workshop participants, colleagues, and collaborators
“Our program and university were lucky to have had the privilege of having Marc as an adjunct faculty. He took naturally to teaching and gave way more than was expected. He cared about each of the students and personally went out of his way to ensure that they were learning the skills necessary to become designers today. He created challenging projects, creative projects, and brought real world wisdom into our program. He is an excellent educator and facilitator, super creative, and inspiring.”- Jason Dilworth
“I worked with Marc on a project to design and run an innovation workshop. Marc was a pleasure to work with, collaborative, creative, professional and always looking for ways to generate the best outcome. He understands the innovation process at a deep level, and how best to unlock the creativity of groups. I look forward to the next opportunity I have to work with him.”- David Hodgson
“Marc became a mentor to my students during our project together. He even took the time to check in with us over Skype several times well after his part of the project was completed. I would have him return every year if I could.”- Heather Boone
“I had the pleasure co-facilitating a workshop with Marc. He demonstrated a great ability to skillfully shape and guide the workshop. He also brings a wonderful level of creative thinking through exercise like the ‘think wrong’ activity.”- Liz Ogbu
“I’ve worked with Marc in several different capacities, from co-leading workshops to run-of-the-mill design projects. Marc’s always energetic and ambitious with a “get shit done” attitude. He can really motivate a group of creative individuals looking for inspiration and get you to question everything you thought was right. FSU.”- Brian W. Jones
I’m currently teaching a class called “Transitions to Professional Practice” at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. This class is for seniors in the Graphic Design department who are just about to graduate… who are just about to enter the “real world.”