HI! I’M ANGELA, STRATEGIC DESIGNER & INNOVATION FACILITATOR
I am a strategic designer working to unravel the ambiguous problems that roadblock innovation in organizations.
Through my early work experiences, I became especially interested in how users experience the many multifaceted touch-points of a brand. This prompted me to explore more about how designers can interface with business, marketing, and other disciplines, and ultimately lead me to service design.
I get excited about solving real-world problems for humans, while navigating the often chaotic and contradictory business world. All of my work is grounded within the context of building sustainable and desirable futures. I appreciate the challenge of working within the systems that make things come to life beyond strategy and conceptualization.
MSc. Product Service Systems Design Politecnico di Milano Milan, Italy
BFA Industrial Design Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY, USA
Design Study Abroad Hochschule Anhalt, Bauhaus Dessau, Germany
Design Management Training Park/Grow
Associate Manager, Design + Innovation Staples Inc. Framingham, USA
Northeast District Representative Boston Chapter Chair Industrial Designers Society of America
Industrial Designer Eleven LLC Boston, MA, USA
Soft Goods Designer Skooba Design Rochester, NY, USA
Each project is unique, so part of my approach to every new challenge is designing the process itself. My experience is in iterative processes grounded in prototyping and testing.
Projects have the most impact when they are developed collaboratively. I work to integrate key stakeholders into the design and development process so everyone has an investment in the final outcome. This is the way to successfully create change.
Something that inspires me the most about being a creative is having the potential to impact and critique the future. I am passionate about creating solutions for a world that we will all want to live in. Beyond human-centered design, my problem solving approaches consider all four types of sustainability: human, social, economic, and environmental.
As an avid traveler and international designer, I have become increasingly curious about cultural differences and understanding how individuals from different backgrounds interpret experiences.