I am one of eight finalists in the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) UP/Start business pitch competition. The eight of us will be competing for a share of $100k in start up capital this upcoming Tuesday, April 14, 2020. As part of the official requirements of the competition, the seven other finalists and I had to submit our financial projections via a template spreadsheet. The template included standard financials such as a 3 year proforma balance sheet and income statement.

But here’s the thing: I truly, deeply do not care about making a profit. I care about being able…

Hello all!

I am excited to be kicking off this Medium account by announcing my selection as part of the Spring 2020 202Creates Residency hosted by the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) of the District of Columbia. This program supports creative entrepreneurs across the District, and I am honored to be joining their latest cohort of talented DC artists.

I’m a social impact designer specialized in equity-based human-centered design (HCD). Equity-based human centered design is a creative process that supports communities of people who are typically excluded from the design of their own products, programs, and…

M Strickland

Social Impact Designer

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