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Justin Ahrens
Principal & Creative Director at AIGA - PATH TO IMPACT


Justin Ahrens's passion for life is rooted in his creative firm's dedication to "making creative matter®." For over 19 years now, Justin has led Rule29 in a commitment to smart business, great design and helping others think differently about the world around them. Through a collaborative approach in both strategy and design, Rule29's culture is just as important as the work. This is particularly evident by Rule29's involvement in numerous social causes, including substantial work in Africa. Rule29 has been recognized by major competitions and publications, including Fast Company, AIGA, Communication Arts, The Webby Awards, and many more. Ahrens has been a consistent voice for the design and business community in areas around social impact and work/life balance, which he has spoken about nationally and internationally. Justin currently serves as a National Board Member focused on Design For Good for the AIGA as well. Justin's obsession with business and design is only overshadowed by his passion for exploring life with his wife, Sarah, and their four kids (who think Dad's job is listening to music, drawing pictures, and playing on the computer.

Agenda Sessions

  • Impact Lab - First Envision Your Project's Outcomes