Project H Design
Emily Pilloton is the founder and executive director of Project H Design. She started Project H to provide a conduit and catalyst for need-based product design that empowers individuals, communities, and economies. Former managing editor of Inhabitat.com, writer, California girl and unwavering optimist, she has written for ID, GOOD, Fast Company, taught design theory, and has given lectures at TED Global, PopTech, and dozens of other events and conferences. Her book, Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People, is a compendium of and call-to-action for product design for social impact. Emily is currently teaching at Studio H, a design/build program in a public high school in rural Bertie County, NC, with her partner Matthew Miller. The Studio H program teaches creative problem solving, construction skills, and citizenship, through real-world built architectural projects that benefit rural communities.
BA, Architecture, University of California Berkeley, 2003
MFA, Designed Objects, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2005