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Stephanie F. Yoffee

Founder & Design Policy Researcher, MarylandByDesign









 

 

 


 

A State's Journey: The Maryland Design Excellence & Innovation Commission


Session Description:

Learning to lead a legislative effort for establishing a State level Design Commission is somewhat uncharted territory in the United States. Some aspects of the process to establish a State Design Commission, based on design policy, can be adapted from examples in the European Union. A comparison between State Government legislative processes and EU Policy/parliamentary processes can provide guidance to an approach for establishing a Design Commission by law, one that gives policy and legal authority to a Commission. This presentation will seek to provide an understanding of the interaction between design policy, legislation, and action plans necessary for establishing a State Design Commission by comparing efforts in Maryland, Oregon and several established design councils in the European Union.  


 

BIOGRAPHy:

 

Stephanie F. Yoffee is currently working to establish the Maryland Design Excellence and Innovation Commission to serve as an intermediary between the sectors of design, state government, non-profit and business. She is collaborating with policy makers on MarylandbyDesign, a design policy platform. Her research and writing about Design Policy has been published as part of The SEE Project: Sharing Experience Europe: Policy Innovation Design, a program of The European Commission’s European Design Innovation Initiative coordinated by Design Wales, UK and the Design Management Institute’s Journal: DMI Review. Stephanie is a leader in the field of design policy in the State of Maryland. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA, Graphic Design ’89), The George Washington University (MBA, ’98) and was a Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship alternate nominee in 2013. Her professional experience includes 13 years in the private sector practicing graphic design and as a small business owner, and 12 years in public service. She been a resident of Maryland for 49 years, and currently resides in Rockville, Maryland.

Website: www.marylandbydesign.org
Email: stephyoffee@icloud.com






  

 

   
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