Anna is a product designer by training. She holds Master’s Degrees in Design and Engineering from Stanford University - a program in which she now teaches. Her passion in life is design. Her most intoxicating moments are sitting in her studio with her favorite black ink pen in hand, sheets of paper in front of her, dreaming of new ideas.
Anna has always been interested in the intersection of science and art, and began her career designing prosthetic knees and devices for cardiac bypass surgery. This love of biology and nature segued into her creation of this company, with its focus on natural materials and biological inspiration, at the same time as she became a full-time professor of design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. For nearly ten years, as a professor, she conducted research into biologically-inspired design, and this research flowed from her academic work into her studio work, creating our designs, each imbued with this deep research and history.