Kara Pecknold has a graduate degree in Design and her research is presented
as a case study in IDEO's Human-Centered Design Toolkit.

Under the name of Olivelife Creative, she employs a range of skills that include
the scope of the design process:

Communication Design
Art + Creative Direction
Copywriting
Photography
Design Research

If you want to chat about a project, please feel free to drop her a note.

Work:
Portfolio
Design Blog
Photography
Dinner With A Side of Design

Networks:
Flickr
Facebook
Twitter
Behance
LinkedIn
Design21
GOOD
Core77
TED
Living Principles

Press:
Society of Graphic Designers of Canada
Fast Company
Future Trends Forum (research referenced)
Axis Magazine (Japan)
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Open File Vancouver

Speaking:
IDSA International Conference
ACM Creativity & Cognition
Practivism
VanUE
IDSA NW Design Debate
IDSA Design For The Majority Webinar

Teaching:
Design For Social Change
Art of Fonts
Typography
Ecological Perspectives Seminar
Designing With Image And Time
Design Foundation
Design Culture Seminar

Publications:
ACM Creativity & Cognition '09
IDSA Innovation Quarterly (Winter 2009)
Current 2010 (Contributor and Guest Editor)
Current 2011