Steve MacLaughlin

Steve MacLaughlin is the practice manager of Blackbaud Interactive and is responsible for leading how Blackbaud delivers Internet solutions for its clients. Steve is a ten-year veteran of building successful online initiatives with a broad range of Fortune 500 firms, government and educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Before joining Blackbaud, Steve led award-winning online projects with clients such as the American College of Sports Medicine, BMW of North America, Carrier Corporation, Dow Chemical, Eli Lilly, Finish Line, Indiana University, Masco Corporation, NCAA, Roche, Thomson, and Verizon. Since joining Blackbaud, Steve has been focused on leveraging his experience to help clients develop successful integrated communication solutions. He has been recognized by the ePhilanthropy Foundation as an ePhilanthropy Master Training and is a frequent speaker on a variety of technology issues. Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Master of Science degree in interactive media from Indiana University.

Stories by Steve MacLaughlin

Combine the probing thoughts of media culture sage Marshall McLuhan with the visual insights of design guru David Carson and the result is the quintessential coffee table book for anyone that works with technology and design.

Whether you have been paying attention or not we are living in an age of aesthetics. So says Virginia Postrel in her latest book, The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness. Postrel examines how the role of aesthetics and style are transforming our culture and economy in a variety of ways.

Boxes and Arrows contributing writer Steve MacLaughlin caught up with author Virginia Postrel to get her thoughts on the age of aesthetics and what it means for design professionals. Postrel’s new book, The Substance of Style, explores the economic, cultural, social, personal, and political implications of the growing importance of aesthetics in business and society.