Kelsey Leppek


Kelsey Leppek
Western Washington University
2022 West District Student Merit Award Finalist
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Originally from Colorado, I moved to Washington for a change of scenery and opportunity. I come from an eclectic work background, having studied pottery and worked as an artist, trail builder, wilderness therapy guide, and arts and sustainability educator in the non-profit sector.  I believe that design has the power to provide answers to questions surrounding not only tangible needs but also emotional and cultural ones. Good design elevates an experience and lends a sense of humanity to a user, and great design goes a step further, addressing the holistic environmental, societal, and cultural conditions as well.