Nancye Green


Nancye Green began her career working in and with communities to reshape their built environments reflecting their needs and their cultures. After serving to help shape the new Architect-in-Schools Program for the National Endowment for the Arts, she founded her design firm with partner Michael Donovan. Donovan/Green became an acknowledged leader in shaping content through its ability to understand, communicate and simplify complex subject matter, often resulting in highly engaging experiences utilizing a wide range of media. Donovan/Green was among the first to identify its priority as shaping narratives that inform, entertain, educate and sell.


In her practice of design, she has had clients of all sizes who have looked to her to help shape information and knowledge and make it broadly available both internally and externally. She has also guided many in understanding their fundamental value propositions and creating new ways to engage their customers, audiences, students and patients with their products, brands and services.

Her clients have included Proctor & Gamble, General Motors, Estee lauder, American Express, Hoffman LaRoche, Johnson & Johnson, Herman Miller, Zurich Financial Services, Marriott International, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, SONY, American Girl and The Medicines Company where she served for five years as its Chief Design Officer and Waterworks, where she served as its Chief Executive Officer.


She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Hallmark, is Chairman of the Board of EcoHealth Alliance, and on the Board of Trustees of The New School. She has served on the Advisory Boards of both P&G and Bayer healthcare Diabetes Care. She became the first woman president of both the American Institute of Graphic Arts and The International Design Conference on Aspen. She has been awarded the AIGA Medal and an honorary Ph.D. from the Corcoran College of the Arts and Design for her contributions to the design field. She is a graduate of The Parsons School of Design.