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Jesi Carson

“Shortly after my first round of design school (Langara College's Display + Design program) I found myself working for a volunteer organization in Nicaragua and then Nepal. Having this experience and increased awareness of our global fragility, my intention became focused on impact work. I returned to Canada and during my undergrad at Emily Carr University, I focused on user-centered, sustainable design looking at everything from medical products to community gardens. My partner, Theunis Snyman, and I launched Basic Design as a social enterprise. We are known for experimenting with unconventional materials. We wanted to do work that made the world a better place, and we landed smack in the middle of the new/circular economy. Upcycling was a natural progression, and we evolved from small scale consumer accessories to large impact projects like retail interiors, now diverting truck loads (vs. trunk loads) of waste from the landfill.”

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Email: jesi@basicdesign.ca
Website: www.basicdesign.ca

Cork Studio

Cork Studio

Materials Innovation Lab: Fist Prototype

Materials Innovation Lab: Fist Prototype