Natalie Balthrop

Producer and Strategist, Zago



Natalie is a Producer and Strategist at Zago, a strategy and design studio that works with clients in the nonprofit and commercial sector to transform innovative ideas into reality. Prior to joining Zago, Natalie earned her Masters at Parsons, The New School for Design in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies. During that time, she worked at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum on the exhibition "Design with the Other 90%: Cities" and at the Museum of Arts and Design on "Crafting Modernism."

Natalie is also an independent curator. Her most recent exhibition "REACT: The Feminine Mystique at 50" launched at Parsons in 2013. Natalie is a design historian with expertise in late 19th and 20th century design, graphic design, gender and design, as well as socially responsible design. Her Masters thesis "Feminist Perspectives of Socially Responsible Design: A Case Study of Sustainable Health Enterprises" explored how socially responsible design has addressed women's needs in both historical and contemporary scholarship and practice.

MA in History of Design and Curatorial Studies, Parsons The New School for Design
BA in English (minor Art History), Villanova University



Design for Sustainability and Resilience