Hometown: San Diego, California
Why did you choose to study product design?
As our world is changing, our problems are also changing. This is the time for more innovative ideas to be created. Being able to solve people’s problems effectively and efficiently gives me personal satisfaction. My favorite part about finding a solution is being able to add my own creativity and design to it. Being part of the change, part of the solution is why I chose product design. To be able to control the future of design, making more sustainable products and products that last longer is very important. Creating a product or a system that can leave our people, our society, and our environment better than it once was is my goal as a designer.
What makes earning a degree at NewSchool special?
The opportunity to work with and be taught by skilled and talented professors, who are also currently working in Product Design. As a student, I not only learn the study plan but am able to take away more life lessons in class. Hearing about real-life scenarios in the workplace and learning their experiences and mistakes helped me grow as a student and a designer.
What has been your favorite thing about attending NewSchool?
It’s so inspiring to work with so many talented people from all over the world! I love being in a small community filled with people who work as hard as you and are able to bounce ideas off of each other. It can be competitive at times, but it’s encouraging to know that you are always working hard and doing your best in your projects.
What are your career goals after you graduate?
My main goal after graduating is working in an environment knowing I’m able to make an impact with my work. I want to be able to do better with my designs for people and the environment. Knowing I’m able to make a better change and a difference will leave me feeling happy.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I am a really big foodie. I love experimenting with food, whether I’m doing the cooking or eating out. I love trying exotic foods and trying traditional foods from different cultures.
What advice do you have for incoming students?
To work hard and put more hours into your projects from day one. But most of all to be passionate in whatever project you choose to take on. If you’re ever stuck on something keep pushing yourself towards the thing that challenges you more. Your end results will be more rewarding and you’ll discover something new about yourself.
Why should a prospective student choose NewSchool?
Working in a small environment has its perks and connections. You are able to work with professionals, many who may already be working in your desired field. NewSchool has a diverse community in their faculty and students. You have the opportunity to learn things from other designers that can increase your creativity.
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