I am currently
completing my degree at Parsons New School for Design
for Design and Management. I am a Transfer student from Ontario Canada
and moved to New York City to pursue a career in Sustainable Design.
What is Sustainable Design? A common question I receive and I am more
than happy to explain it. Essentially, Sustainable Design is green
design, or creating products to use less resources and perform more
efficiently. The goal is to help society by offering products that
serve the same purpose as they are used to while leaving less
I transfered to Parsons
after discovering the Design and Management
program and thought it would be a perfect starting point for my career.
After transferring from a small design School in Nova Scotia
Parsons, I was exposed to a completely new environment that has
inspired me and my interest in design.
Having the opportunity
to study during a semester at sea greatly
increased my knowledge of the global economy. Since I have started my
studies at Parsons I have become interested in Sustainable Design and
truly believe designers have a social responsibility to focus on
environmental and social crisis that exist around the world today. An
essential part of this focus is to become savvy about the needs for the
global community, and research and develop ways for design to help
solve many of the existing problems. I have learned that designers
possess a tool that is beneficial for more than commercial purpose.
My interests in the
relationship between design and global issues has
stemmed from being exposed to different cultures around the world. I
have had the opportunity to travel a fair amount which has only
increased my hunger to see more and do more for the world. I am
currently and International student, and fully understand the
integration process when studying in an environment different from my
home. I believe that being exposed to several different cultures will
greatly increase my ability to understand and help resolve several of
the global crisis that exist today.