Lindsay Kinkade is a community-based designer, public artist, educator, and documentary journalist.
A former visual journalist at The Boston Globe, Lindsay brings an ethical framework and research rigor to every project. Lindsay’s public art work has been shown locally in Providence and most recently in New York at the public art event Williamsburg Walks. Her collaborative project for the adaptive reuse for urban transportation systems, The Loop, won first place at the Better World by Design 2010 conference. Her experimental typography has been published in the book Type, Form & Function and her news design work has been recognized by the Society for News Design, including the Student Designer of the Year award in 2000. In 2010, she was awarded a fellowship to develop Little Giant in a new social venture incubator program in Providence.
Her primary research interests are public engagement, public policy design collaboration, participatory design, and data visualization. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design where she teaches Making It Understandable, a policy+design course, and typography classes for illustrators and designers.
Lindsay holds a bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill’s visual journalism program and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design’s program in graphic design.