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Champaign, IL


Onward Radio is dedicated to discussing and promoting socially conscious design. Hosts Eric Benson and Yvette Perullo dissect the intersection of social, sustainable and service design with experts from across the globe in around 25 -35 minutes – your commute to work or home. Onward Radio features news, interviews, and tutorials on a more responsible design practice. We hope to help weave responsible design principles into the creative practice starting today and onward.






Marc O'Brien

From punk rock posters, to websites to designing for social good, Marc O’Brien sits down with Eric to discuss how there is no “right” path to a good design career and his latest work - Secret Project, the Social Good Guides, and ‘Hey What’s Good In?’.

Duration: 00:39:09

Pamela Napier

Pamela Napier sits down with Eric to share the story of her metamorphosis from hamburger advertiser to design educator and Jed Knight of participatory design. She also dissects why collaborative design is the best way to create and parses through the nuances of designing sustainably and sustainable design.

Duration: 00:37:50

Shana Dressler

Shana Dressler joins Eric to share her journey from filmmaker and journalist to designer, educator, and social entrepreneur. She discusses how her Social Good Startup workshops and consulting help future social entrepreneurs not only earn a living but at the same time change the world.

Duration: 00:39:35

Scott Boylston

Educator, graphic designer, author, and entrepreneur Scott Boylston joins Eric to share how a cold winter drive from Manhattan down to Georgia to sell surfing t-shirts changed his life and eventually launched Emergent Structures – a non-profit dedicated to reducing the land-filling of building materials and transforming the public’s perception of waste. Learn more about Scott at http://www.emergentstructures.org/

Duration: 00:37:32

John Bielenberg

Designer and Project M founder John Bielenberg visits Onward Radio to share how keeping physically active helps him focus, why he got kicked out of art school, and how small bets can build toward making the world a better place.