Antya Waegemann - Designer and Creative Strategist


Graphic Design, and Sustainable Design Strategies.


I am a systems thinking designer and storyteller passionate about working on wicked problems. My process is based in user-centered design, empathy, clarity, and sense-making. I am particularly interested in medical, civic, service and equitable innovation.

Prior to design, I spent six years working in sustainability, urban planning, academia and museums, and approach design with a planning, policy, environmental and governance lens.

I am a graduate student at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in MFA Products of Design, a multidisciplinary program that intersects physical products, digital products, experience design, service design, and entrepreneurship with systems thinking and strategy. My thesis investigates how the redesign of rape kits can help shift behaviors and responses around sexual assault.

Before SVA, I received an MLA in Sustainable Management from Harvard University with a focus in policy and business. My thesis work there investigated how sustainable design and policy could improve current business practices to be more efficient, responsible, and innovative, by creating a proposal for a sustainable laundromat-cafe-bar.

When I’m not designing, I’m searching for the city’s best ice cream cone. 


Graphic Design
User Research
Interaction Design
Sustainable Design





MFA Products of Design, 2019
School of Visual Arts

MLA Sustainable Management, 2016
Harvard University

BA Urban Sustainable Studies, 2010
New York University




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