Lizzie Wright
industrial design

About

 

Lizzie Wright is an Industrial Designer and recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a BFA with Honors in Industrial Design with a concentration in Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies. Currently she lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area as an Industrial Designer for Speck Products. When she’s not designing you can find her riding and racing for Cognition Cyclery with support from Pedal Mafia.

 
 

Philosophy

I believe that it is possible – and necessary – to redesign existing products and systems to fundamentally alter the industrial cycle as we continue to improve the global standard of livingThe greatest obstacle a designer will face is not a question of material aesthetics; rather, it is the user himself.  Everything I make addresses the dichotomy between practiced and desired behaviors.  How can we appeal to a user’s intuition – and change their intuition at the same time?  My creative practice is an attempt to find the answer.

 

Contact

iamlizziewright@gmail.com
(703) 338 0541

426 San Anselmo Ave
San Bruno, CA
94066

 

Coursework

Future Livable Spaces, Spring 2017
RISD/Claudia Rebola

Behavior Change Design, Fall 2016
RISD/Dustin Dittoma

Natural Materials & Natural Systems, Fall 2016
RISD/Tom Weiss

Manufacturing Techniques, Fall 2016
RISD/Justin Sirotin

Bicycle Design & Making, Summer 2016
Tokyo College of Cycle Design

Appropriate Technology, Spring 2016
Brown/Hazeltine Barrett

History of Industrial Design, Spring 2016
RISD/Matthew Bird

Resilient RISD, Winter 2016
RISD/Anne Tate

experience

Industrial Designer - Speck

Lead Design Writer &Editor - ADORNO

3D Modeling Intern - Peter Coffin Studio

Cycling Team Captain - RISD

Content Writer & Editor - Gessato

Photographer - RISD Academic Affairs

Wood Shop Supervisor - RISD Industrial Design

Fitness Center Instructor, Supervisor - RISD

Archival Intern - Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

recognition

RISD Honors Designation, 2014 - present

RISD Campus Pride Award, 2017

2nd Place, Congressional Art Competition, 2014

 

Many of the best examples of industrial design are things that people don’t think were designed at all….and what they don’t realize, is that from the moment they wake up almost everything that fills their world has been designed one way or another.
— Alice Rawsthorn, design critic

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