UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Libby is a multidisciplinary designer living in Austin, TX where she is pursuing an MFA in design. She has a background in interior design, and a strong interest in creating a more equitable experience through the built environment. Her thesis investigates design enabled harm and focuses on ethics in design and design responsibility. When she is not in class, she loves biking, paddle boarding, traveling, and walking with her dog, Tito.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
Chatting with others, designers, and non-designers alike. I always feel more inspired when working in a group than I do alone.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Reading: The Firekeeper’s Daughter Listening to: Armchair Expert Watching: The Mindy Project
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
I love the work of Tatiana Bilbao.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
I hope to work in design research and design strategy. I would love to work as a design researcher within the social impact design space.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
Design is so expansive and goes beyond what we consider the traditionally accepted disciplines. It has really made me question how we determine who gets to call themselves a designer and who does not.