Head of Design, Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Mark John DeYoung is an artist, designer and educator. Mark has worked extensively both here in the United States and in Europe, particularly The Netherlands where he lived for 10 years. One of his interests is the role in which design can serve as an agent of change using the theory of design, and design-thinking, often asking “Why do we design?” DeYoung has done design theory projects around the world including a major participatory design project at the Electron Cultural Foundation, in Breda, The Netherlands; as well as participating in Helsinki Design Week, Finland; the Graphic Design Festival Breda, The Netherlands; and for AIGA Think Tanks in the United States. Currently Mark is serving as Head of Design at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.