Leyla Acaroglu

Adjunct Faculty


Sustainable Design Program
BA, RMIT University, Austrialia
Product Design and Development Diploma, Enmore Design School, Austrialia

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Leyla Acaroglu (A-jar-a-loo) is the founder and director of Eco Innovators, a multidisciplinary creative practice focused on pioneering social and environmental sustainability through design.

Acaroglu's work spans a variety of locations, fields, and mediums and is driven by a strong desire to create and see positive pro-sustainability change. She is a leading sustainability strategist and an expert on life cycle and systems thinking in design, production, and consumption. 

Acaroglu is a designer, social scientist, educator, and passionate proponent of sustainability in and through design. Her work challenges people to see the secret life of everyday things and the underlying systems that make up the world.

A well-respected international speaker, Acaroglu has been invited to present on the main stage at TED2013 in Long Beach, California, and at TEDx Sydney and TEDx Melbourne, along with a host of other keynotes.

Acaroglu is a highly skilled communicator and passionate presenter who has been published in a host of design magazines and the New York Times