Design is something I’ve fallen in love with over and over again. At 16, I learned how to throw ceramics on the wheel and became completely enamored with the process of crafting beautiful forms, sticking them in fire, and pulling out something truly functional.
In college, I learned how to create experiences that have a positive impact on people’s lives and on our planet. It changed the way I saw my role as a designer, and I was inspired by the idea that design can have a higher purpose.
Recently, I had the opportunity to work in Singapore with business students at INSEAD, where I applied design thinking to creating new business models and brand strategies. Collaborating with MBAs and other designers, writing business plans, and pitching to investors made my passion for this field grow even more.
I can see now that design has many more applications than I imagined. Living at that edge, discovering those applications, is exactly where I love to be.