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Marc O'Brien

Design Strategist, Creative Facilitator, Design Educator

San Francisco

As an independent design strategist and creative facilitator, Marc O'Brien works with organizations that give a damn. He focuses on social innovation, human-centered design, and purpose-driven initiatives that create positive change in the world.
In a playful workshop environment, Marc helps Fortune 500 companies to startups, non-profits to universities, come up with fun, achievable, and innovative solutions to their challenges. With a background in both web and graphic design, Marc brings ideas to life so others can see what’s possible.

Marc also teaches at California College of the Arts and at General Assembly, both in San Francisco, CA.

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Visual Design

Visual Design

In this 8-week part-time course, students learn the tools, theory, and practical techniques needed to create visually stunning designs.

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Breakfast Club Speaker Series

Breakfast Club Speaker Series

Connecting current students, alumni and our greater GA community to hear from thought-leaders in the tech industry and enjoy the most important meal of the day!

Design Thinking (Remix) for Entrepreneurs

Design Thinking (Remix) for Entrepreneurs

Learn proven + unique practices of rapid prototyping and innovation for launching a startup.

Career Transition: Build Your Online Presence

Career Transition: Build Your Online Presence

You got the work, now what? This workshop will help you gather and showcase your work while seeking your next opportunity.

Teach at GA

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