Communicating the Wellbeing of a City with Santa Monica


Office of Civic Wellbeing
City Manager’s Office, City of Santa Monica

Julie Rusk, Chief of Civic Wellbeing/City Manager’s Office
Lisa Parson, Wellbeing Project Manager/City Manager’s Office
Libby Carlson, Senior Analyst
Naomi Urabe, Administrative Staff Assistant

Host department:

Graphic Design
Nik Hafermaas, Chair

DM department:

Mariana Amatullo, PhD, Vice President and Co-founder
Jennifer May, Director
Susannah Ramshaw, Associate Director
Garret Scullin, Coordinator
Steven Butler, Media Coordinator
Brenda Rees, Case Study Writer
Lucia Loiso, Case Study Photographer


Petrula Vrontikis, Graphic Design
Youmna Chamcham, Graphic Design
Sherry Hoffman, Humanities & Sciences

Guest speakers:

Evan Meyer, Executive Director, Beautify Earth
Laura Becker, Cultural Affairs Supervisor, City of Santa Monica
Allison Ostrovsky, Cultural Affairs Supervisor, City of Santa Monica


Ashley Cheou, Graphic Design
Rachel Cho, Graphic Design
Wyatt Hunt, Advertising
Cheein Jeong, Advertising
Lucas Kelly, Advertising
Ha Lim Lee, Graphic Design
Ting Ju Lee, Illustration/Motion
Tzuhsiu Ou, Product Design
Margaux Reynolds, Product Design
Mariko Sanchez, Interaction Design