Goods for good. Eco-friendly products, made in the U.S. that give back to partner causes, $30,866 to date.
Tippy Tippens is the Founder and Chief Eternal Optimist of Matter. She is a social entrepreneur, designer, gandhiwarmer, and is passionate about helping to build sustainable growth, making the objects that we live with us work for us instead of against us and ultimately wishing to contribute to greater happiness. She is honored to be in the GOOD 100, 2013, named as one of 100 people pushing the world forward. She is available for guest talks and workshops on a variety of topics including social innovation, design, creatives, and social entrepreneurship. Email her at email@example.com for collaborations, workshops, or guest speaking. In September of 2010, she moved from Brooklyn to New Orleans after the BP Oil Spill in order to create BirdProject. Matter got its start on Kickstarter & Tippy is also a 2011 alumni of Propeller’s Fellowship & New Ventures Accelerator program. She was inspired to form the company upon developing BirdProject, where she saw the need for socially inspired products that sustainably and poetically fulfill our basic needs. Her additional professional experiences have included: designing faucets for Kohler, freelancing for lighting, furniture, graphic, architectural, and wayfinding firms as well as designing and making home furnishings for over ten years. She also gives guest talks, participates in exhibitions, competitions, and collaborations in design, public projects, and photography. She earned her Masters Degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and her B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Eco-intelligence, creativity, and innovative philanthropy unite at Goods that Matter, a design for good company based in New Orleans. We are committed to creating eco friendly products in the U.S. that also give back to our world’s most pressing social and environmental needs. To date we are proud to have donated $23,520 to wetland restoration, oil spill cleanup, disaster relief, education, and literacy groups. Matter is a product design & consulting studio, proud to be a benefit corporation, which is uniquely focused on raising awareness and funding initiatives that advance social change. A portion of all proceeds flow to causes that impact the health, happiness, and sustainability of our communities both locally and for our neighbors around the world. Matter makes the world a better place by creating products and collaborations that matter.
Available for freelance graphic design work. ++Design consultant Project experience includes product, furniture, interior, exhibition, and graphic design [web and print], focus on sustainable solutions. Idealistic realist with wild and practical concepts for present and future development.
Conceptualized, developed, and maintained multiple projects from start to finish, this included all parts of the development process. Worked in concentration with human factors, engineering, marketing, and management to create optimum, innovative, and differentiated solutions. Gave high level presentations to Mr. Kohler and VP's of design, marketing, and engineering. Projects included high end and high volume faucets, showering systems, interfaces, storage solutions, and strategic advanced research water and wellness studies. ++I am a great collaborator and truly enjoyed working with my team members of varied disciplines to achieve unique, meaningful solutions.
Freelance designer for the above design groups, designing commercial and residential furniture, wayfinding for hospitals, interior architectural details, and lighting fixtures.
Designed and fabricated home furnishings for clients,commissions, and exhibitions. ++Focus on combinations of unique materials, simplification of structure, and utilizing new technologies.