CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Robyn is currently a senior studying Communication Design with a second major in Human Computer Interaction. She grew up in Portland OR and made the shift to Pittsburgh to attend school. She has interned with two design agencies, Deeplocal and Citizen inc, and freelanced for local startups. Robyn believes that design can change individuals perceptions of the world around them and has the power to change their own beliefs and values, and this can be done through both the physical and digital world. As a designer, she believes in embracing complexity. As Bruce Mau said “Love your experiments (as you would an ugly child). Joy is the engine of growth.” Her time in school has taught her to find the beauty in extremities and to be playful as a person and designer. To help do this, her world consists heavily of music, the outdoors, and politics.
Taz & GT cinetype by Gilli Type
FAVORITE TV SHOW?
Gilmore Girls, Mad Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Just Kids by Patti Smith, Massive Change by Bruce Mau, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
SLC Punk, Rosemary’s Baby, The Heathers
FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR BAND?
Courtney Barnett, The Breeders, Joan Baez, Bratmobile
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA?
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic
YOUR DESIGNER HERO?
TALENT YOU WISHED YOU POSSESSED?
The ability to not need sleep
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
I would be a genetic psychologist or a national park ranger
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Social responsibility is the duty of anyone who gives a damn. – James Victore