Stacy Asher is a careful observer of the ways in which design shapes and is shaped by culture. She designs to engage participants in the visualization of social change, using art and design to generate conversation and focus attention on the environment, history and civic engagement – with goals of raising awareness to social concerns, encouraging public participation, and building community.
Collaborative projects she facilitates foster connections between people and their surroundings and encourages acts of inquiry and reflection. As Visualization Strategist for Carson+Co, Stacy helps guide methods to visually communicate using design and art as a language that is socially meaningful and culturally critical. Additionally, she advises on how creative approaches are integrated into comprehensive strategies – including science education and campaigns, sustainability engagement, social marketing, and more.
Creative work includes service to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – Off Site Exhibitions and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Additionally, she has designed exhibitions and publications for international fine art expositions in Miami, Chicago, New York, and Hong Kong.
Stacy is currently is Associate Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is committed to the education of emerging designers and helping her students succeed as responsible makers of visual culture. Volunteering for Lincoln Earth Day and serving on the Board of Directors for Lincoln Green by Design offer opportunities to celebrate a sustainable Lincoln and Lancaster County, while promoting smart growth and environmental stewardship.