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Associate Professor, Social Innovation Design, Faculty of Design, OCAD University

Sarah Tranum is an Associate Professor of Social Innovation Design in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University and Founder/Design Strategist of TrickleUp Design. She has collaborated with a range of international stakeholders to assess the needs of organizations and businesses and to develop systems-based solutions to complex challenges. Sarah has developed products from the ground up and is experienced at prototyping, testing, and launching into the marketplace.

Sarah is an award-winning designer, experienced community economic development practitioner, and well-respected professor for her effective social innovation curriculum. She received a Master of Design in Designed Objects degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Certificate in Interdisciplinary Design Strategy from the Institute without Boundaries, and her undergraduate degree in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, Social Innovation Design, Faculty of Design, OCAD University

Education

  • 2009 
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Master of Design in Designed Objects
  • 2000 
    Cornell University, Bachelor of Science, Policy Analysis and Management