Margaux Joffe is the creative director of Students of the World, a national network of university students and creative professionals who produce media that inspires positive social action.
Following her childhood dream to be an international photojournalist, Margaux joined Students of the World while an undergraduate at Duke University and created documentary projects in Mexico and Cuba. After a year-long adventure teaching media arts in the Dominican Republic, Margaux was awarded the prestigious Lewis Hine Documentary Fellowship in 2007. As a Hine Fellow, she created an participatory portrait project in Boston’s neighborhood of Jamaica Plain that was featured in the Boston Globe, and praised by Boston’s City Council.
Margaux spent the next several years in Boston producing award-winning marketing campaigns for the City’s Public Health Department. Her innovative use of digital and social media for public health communications, earned her invitations to present at numerous conferences and universities such as Harvard, Yale, and MIT.
Eager to challenge herself and grow her skills, Margaux moved to New York City in 2011 to work in advertising. She worked as a creative director and producer for clients such as Canon, HarperCollins, New Orleans Tourism, Salt Lake City Tourism, Toyota, Uniqlo and Verizon. Independently, she launched her own jewelry line, designed a t-shirt for The Gap, published her illustrations, filmed several music videos, and shot a documentary commissioned by Tobago Fashion Week.
Passionate about developing young creative talent, and driven to use her skills to make a difference, Margaux became a director of Students of the World in 2013. She adores her two younger sisters, loves hiking, yoga, and exploring her new home in San Francisco. Affectionately nicknamed “Gaux Girl,” she is known for her positivity and enthusiastic creative spirit.