Tippy Tippens

Instructor of Design

Masters of Industrial Design, Pratt Institute; Bachelors of Fine Arts, with a Focus in Furniture Design, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Tippy Tippens is the Chief Eternal Optimist of a design for good company which she founded in 2010, Goods that Matter. Matter is the first of six Benefit Corporations in the state of Louisiana, which now exist in 31 states. B Corps use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. This progressive business structure helps to define & report our positive impacts, reinforce the benefits of a triple bottom line business, attract impact investors, and stand out in a dense marketplace as a company whose basis in business is for social good.

Tippens is honored to be in the GOOD 100, 2013, named as one of 100 people pushing the world forward. She is a social entrepreneur, designer, gandhiwarmer, and is passionate about helping to build sustainable growth, making the objects that we live with us work for us instead of against us and ultimately wishing to contribute to greater happiness. Her additional professional experiences have included: designing faucets for Kohler, freelancing for lighting, furniture, graphic, architectural, and wayfinding firms as well as designing and making home furnishings for over ten years. She also gives guest talks, participates in exhibitions, competitions, and collaborations in design, public projects, and photography.

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