"Before the program, my sense of sustainability was that it needed to happen but it was an esoteric pursuit. I have come to discover that not only is it 100% pragmatic, but also that the world is waiting for us as trained professionals to usher in this new era of thinking."

My passion is to design and create jewelry that is beautiful and sustainable for the discerning, conscientious person who understands and loves good design.

“Stay engaged, use your work to make the world a better place, and be a voice for others who are often silenced, forgotten, or shut out.”

Tell Me More about Sustainable Design at MCAD


Denise DeLuca is the Director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program. She was co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry Creative for Innovation, a network of creative professional change agents driving ecological thinking for radical transformation. DeLuca is author of the book Re-Aligning with Nature: Ecological Thinking for Radical Transformation, which was illustrated by MA alum Stephanie Koehler. She also teaches with the Amani Institute.