Pangea founder Joshua Onysko to webcast on sustainability

pangeaThere are those rare occasions when you listen to someone speak about their life’s work, not just what they do everyday from 9-5, with a real sense of authenticity and passion. And even rarer when you come away with a feeling that they have gone “all in” when making their life decisions.

Joshua Onysko, the founder of Pangea Organics, is one of those people.

I had the privilege to hear him speak in Chicago last Fall. He transfixed the audience with a personal story of wander, wonder, curiosity, a bit of luck, and in the end the vision to build a life based on some simple ideas. As he says on the Pangea Organics website,

“We only want to make things that make things better.”

He and his designer Josh Ivy are giving a live webcast on next Tuesday August 4th titled, Pretty Green, How to design truly sustainable, truly beautiful packaging. It should be interesting. Here is the link,


About Richard Shear

designer, husband, teacher, blogger, father, athlete, author, historian Richard has over 25 years of brand identity and package design experience, with a wide range of clients such as Ahold, Coca-Cola, Hasbro, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Pernod Ricard and Procter & Gamble. He began his career working with the legendary advertising art director, and AIGA Medalist, George Lois and the British design manager Clive Chajet. In his next design management position at Lippincott & Margulies, he worked with Walter Margulies learning the complex skills of global corporate identity. He then became Creative Director and Partner at Peterson & Blyth, one of the premier brand identity and package design firms of the time. He is a founding faculty member of the Masters in Branding Program at New York’s School of Visual Arts. He publishes the blog The Package Unseen, and has been a guest lecturer at colleges including FIT, Trinity College and Tyler School of Art. He is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Richard is a Board member of the AIGA MetroNorth Chapter, past President of AIGA‘s Brand Design Association, President of the Package Design Council and a member of its Board of Directors. He is a member of USA Cycling and US Rowing, a nationally ranked masters bicycle racer, and a member of The Saugatuck Rowing Club, the 2010 Masters Club National Champion.
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