Andrea Benatar

"Make it simple, but significant."
-Don Draper

As an industrial designer, I believe in the immense power of rich and meaningful interactions between humans and products. Through applied research, ideation, and special attention to detail, I aim to develop products that do not exist in isolation, but rather as parts of entire systems that work to inspire change. Now in my sophomore year at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design, I am starting to develop my own methodology for applying technical skills and creative problem solving to broader contexts. 
This past summer, I was at Beyond Design as an industrial design intern, eager to learn about the process of product development and absorb as much as possible from a talented team of designers, strategists, and engineers. 
I recently articulated my goals surrounding design in a personal manifesto titled "In Defense of Industrial Design". Check it out below!
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