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New York, NY 10011
(212) 592–2173
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Josh Treuhaft is a crossbreed – a designer, a strategist and a sustainability advocate – interested in tackling complex social and environmental challenges. He’s a creative problem solver, a storyteller, and a collaborator and believes very strongly that all of those skills are critical to creating change. He studied Industrial Design at the Umeå Institute of Design in Sweden, and in a past life was a strategic consultant at The Futures Company, where he helped Fortune 500 companies discover and act on consumer insights and global trends. Most recently, Josh has been working at the intersection of design and sustainability. He helped re-brand a sustainable materials company; served as the Design Director for NYCOMPOST, a startup composting company; designed low-cost, ergonomic farm tools for small farmers in India with Design Impact; and helped design interactive exhibits to promote conservation at a new Great Ape Center with Thinc Design. In his spare time, Josh runs, swims, and takes photos, generally in Brooklyn.

136 W 21st St,
5th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 592–2173
dsiinfo@sva.edu