Gage Mitchell, Co-Founder & Organizer



With great power (design) comes a great responsibility (to people, the planet, and the economy). So those of us in charge of designing the future need to learn the best ways to wield our power in order to make the world a better place for the generations to come.


  • Brand Strategy & Design

  • Design Thinking Facilitation

  • Sustainable & Social Impact Design

  • Strategic Communications

  • Behavior Design

  • Business Management

Modern Species:

Gage is the Principal and Creative Director of Modern Species, a sustainable and socially-responsible brand design studio based in Seattle, WA, USA working with mission-based product, service, and advocacy companies aiming to make healthier and more responsible lifestyles desirable. 


Gage’s design and thought leadership has been featured in prominent books, magazines, and blogs. He’s spoken at local, regional, and national conferences, events, webinars, and podcasts. He’s received awards for sustainable design, branding, package design, environmental design, advertising, promotional design, and illustration. He's a co-author of AIGA's Path to Impact design methodology. Gage’s proudest achievement to date, however, is designing a career that allows him to combine his passions for business, design, food, and sustainability.

Personal Project(s):

  • Launching a charitable giving platform.

  • Considering starting a life design podcast.

  • Volunteering with AIGA, the professional association for design in local, national, and task force roles.

Modern Species