goodgood is a collaboration. We operate as an elastic network of artists, designers, architects, filmmakers and anthropologists, expanding and contracting to the needs of each individual project. This cross-disciplinary approach strengthens design solutions by providing perspectives both well informed and diverse.
Karen is a designer, writer and educator, with 10 years experience in Boston design firms before co-founding goodgood. She received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University where her research focused on the concepts of imagination and experience. Karen's earlier studies at Boston College concentrated on aesthetics and politics. She teaches at Tufts, the Museum School and UMass-Dartmouth. Karen likes all colors.
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Ben makes things to look at, to hear and to feel. He has filmed sadhus in Nepal and fisherman in India, worked as a designer in the UK, apprenticed in Germany and has collaborated with blues musicians in Virginia and electronic artists in Detroit. Ben has conducted research in design and anthropology at undergraduate, graduate (click to view pdf thesis) and professional levels. His thinking cap is primarily blue and orange.
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Shuanghuang is a graphic designer, illustrator and craftsperson. She has studied art and design in the U.S. (where she received her MFA) and China. Shuanghuang loves making things by hand, and her favorite art is folk art. Recently she has been fascinated by Shibori, and is teaching herself the technique.
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Julia Yezbick is a filmmaker and anthropologist . Her work has been screened at film festivals across the globe. She holds an MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester (UK) and is currently working on a PhD at Harvard University, and enjoys contemplating the relationships of space, the senses, and a sense of belonging.
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After working in New york city as a graphic designer for 5 years, Heather Boone returned to Virginia to pursue an MFA in design. She currently is teaching design at the Visual Arts Center in Portsmouth, VA and is working with goodgood on a book series, the History of Women in Graphic Design.
Namita is an architect and urban designer from Mumbai, India. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Harvard University’s department of Anthropology. Her research focuses on the building practices and construction of built environments in urban South Asia. She has worked for Serie Architects, has taught at the Rachna Sansad Academy of Architecture in Mumbai, and has written on architecture in India.
Jon is a multi-dimensional designer, meaning he likes to work in length, width, and depth. That's not to say he doesn't like laying out a page of copy or animating a film. He's just talented, that's all. Presently, Jon is working in carpentry and design in Worcester, MA.
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