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Sustainable Materials for a Better Future: How One Designer Convinces Decision Makers to Care

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Sustainable Materials for a Better Future: How One Designer Convinces Decision Makers to Care (A Talk with Nonfiction) / April 29, 2021

Sustainable Materials for a Better Future: How One Designer Convinces Decision Makers to Care

Thursday, April 29th / 11am EDT

Sustainability is often labeled a nice-to-have rather than a necessity. Join us for a conversation with Mardis Bagley, Creative Director at Nonfiction. Find out what common misconceptions he often hears from clients, and learn how you can empower decision makers to actively incorporate sustainable materials and processes into design and manufacturing.


Our Guest

Mardis Bagley is an American Industrial Designer and Creative Director with 15 years of experience in Consumer Electronics, Neurotech, Lifestyle, Soft Goods and Packaging. He specializes in fast, technical execution and has spent extensive time overseas shepherding products through mass production to ensure design intent. He has designed for the likes of Nike, Facebook, Logitech, Dell, Intel, Chevron, Jiffy Lube, Corning, Symantec and for mid-sized companies and startups too numerous to count. His direct efforts have garnered tens of millions of dollars in sales and venture capital funding. Prior to his career in industrial design, he worked for fifteen years in the graphic design field, managing branding, and digital design teams. Mardis teaches Sustainability & Social Impact at the California College of the Arts.

Nonfiction is an award-winning creative studio specializing in industrial design, branding, user experience design, space architecture, engineering and strategy. Learn more →


About the Series

Sustainability and circular economy are top of mind for manufacturers and consumers... but what does that mean for material scientists, engineers, and designers? How might we best address these issues?

Join MCX as we host series of discussions surrounding material and technology solutions that address the extremes that our industries, and the world around us, continue to face in regard to climate change and raw material sourcing.


What You Can Expect

  • Join Material ConneXion's Leadership Team and respected material experts / thought leaders for an insightful conversation on material topics.
  • Gain valuable insight into new materials and manufacturers working to solve for current and future environments and requirements.
  • A live Q&A follows the conversation. Attendee participation is requested... come ready with questions!


A recording will be made available to all registered guests.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Phnam Bagley Founder / Creative Director @ Nonfiction

  • Guest speaker
    Mardis Bagley Founder / Creative Director @ Nonfiction

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