Antya Waegemann - Designer and Creative Strategist

About

 

I am a designer, creative strategist and storyteller passionate about working on complex problems. My process is based in user-centered design, empathy, clarity, systems-thinking and sense-making.

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.