Designhype uses design to connect, educate and empower women travelers so they may explore and experience the world in the state of bliss. The company creates high-quality products in a sustainable manner by using stainless steel, an inherently sustainable material. Their Metro Cuffs are 100% recyclable and tarnish-resistant. All packaging is designed minimally to reduce waste.
I am the Creative Director and Founder of Designhype. I hold a Master of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from The University of the Arts. My Metro Cuff series materialized at Pratt Institute while working on my Industrial Design Master’s thesis. I explored the many different experiences women have while traveling the world alone. The Metro Cuff series was born when one woman I interviewed expressed her desire to “fit in” and “not look and feel like a tourist in her own city” when having to use a large foldout map of the NYC subway system.