Ellen is an industrial designer with a passion for emotionally resonant products and the possibilities that arise from creative use of materials and unusual conceptual combinations. She likes to design products that aid users in transition, whether that means growing up, getting older, or learning to adapt to change. She takes delight in the unexpected, and solves problems in different ways than others. Her curiosity and sense of wonder for the world around her drives her process and design decisions. In her work, she focuses on how material, color, and proportion combine to tell a story that invites the user to participate.