Lecturer, Center for Integrated Design

Scott Keoni Shigeoka (they/he) is a sought after executive-level creative director. They're currently leading a 10-year program to strengthen national efforts that bridge divides and foster healing in the United States.

For the past fifteen years, Scott has worked with creative agencies, social enterprises, nonprofits, philanthropic funders, acclaimed artists and high-impact community leaders. Scott’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Variety and other outlets. Prior to running their own social impact organization, Scott held leadership positions at the design firm IDEO, at a private foundation, and at an edtech startup that was acquired in 2012.

They have also worked in the arts and culture space, writing and directing the immersive art piece "Second Chance" which ran 41 sold-out shows and brought together more than 70 artists in San Francisco. Scott worked in the music festival industry in the USA and Europe, and started his own festival in Iceland as a Fulbright and MTV Networks fellow. Prior to that, they were a music reporter for The Washington Post. Scott continues to advise arts and culture organizations in the United States and Iceland, as well as media and entertainment efforts in Hollywood.

Scott has a passion for teaching and is currently a visiting instructor at The University of Texas at Austin teaching within the School of Design and Creative Technologies. They have also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at University of Pennsylvania and University of California Berkeley.

Born/raised in Hawai‘i, Scott currently lives in California. Their favorite word is ‘komorebi’ (木漏れ日) which means the sunlight that washes between the leaves of a tree.

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