Robert Fabricant: Get Out of Your Head

IIT Institute of Design (ID) is excited to bring Robert Fabricant, principal and founder of the Dalberg Design Impact Group (DIG), to Chicago. Join us for a talk at Lost Arts, where Robert will discuss a new understanding of design within the social impact sector.

About Robert
Robert Fabricant is Co-Founder and Partner of Dalberg’s Design Impact Group (DIG), where he brings human-centered design and innovation services to clients looking for new, creative approaches to breakthrough innovation and expanded collaborations in the field of social impact and international development.

Before Dalberg, Robert Fabricant was the Vice President of Creative for frog design where he managed frog’s global leadership across Design Research, Product Design, Software Design, and Experience Strategy. He also led frog’s efforts to grow and extend its creative capabilities into new markets and offerings. Robert incubated and led frog’s Design for Social Impact practice through initiatives such as Project Masiluleke that focus on transformative opportunities to use mobile technologies to increase access to information and accelerate positive behavior change.
Robert writes about Design and Social Impact for publications like HBR, SSIR, Fast Company, Rotman Business Journal, MIT Tech Review, ChangeObserver, and Core77. He is a sought-after speaker on topics ranging from design to healthcare and mobility. Recent speaking engagements include Poptech, SXSW, IxDA, Mayo Transform, Harvard Business School, and others. He has won numerous design awards including 2009 & 2011 IDEA Gold and 2009 Index Award Finalist. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at NYU and SVA.
His client portfolio includes experience with non-profits, global multinationals, foundations, and start-ups across verticals including financial services and financial inclusion, social impact, mobile and technology, healthcare and public health, and media.
Robert has an MPS in Design and Technology from NYU and a BA from Yale University.

About Lost Arts
Created by Kickstarter co-founder Charles Adler, Lost Arts is a new workspace for ambitious creatives. Within the massive warehouse in Chicago, members harness tools, resources, and knowledge to bring their ideas to life. Lost Arts also curates public events that invite the broader public to explore, think, and create. Learn more at


When & Where
Tue, Apr 4, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM