Dion Zuess has over a decade of design experience in eco design and visual communications. She is a green advocate who believes designers have a unique opportunity to integrate talent, communication strategies, and social responsibility. Her studio, ecoLingo, is dedicated to green design, blending design ecology, style, and sustainability. The award-winning studio (ecolingo.com) is an approved member of Green America's Green Business Network, charter member of the Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of 1% for the Planet, Design Can Change, the Designers Accord, and the o2 International Network for Sustainable Design. Dion’s work has been published in a variety of publications and she is frequently invited to be a guest speaker, guest teacher, mentor, and consultant. In 2006, she received an American Graphic Design Award for excellence in communication from Graphic Design: USA, and in 2007, she was nominated as a candidate for a Communications Design Award as part of the prestigious Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's National Design Awards program.