Mila Penrith


Mila Penrith
University of Oregon
2021 West District Student Merit Award Winner


I am a BFA senior Product Design student driven by my diverse upbringing in South Africa. I come from a place where resources are precious and grew up with the understanding that efficient design is intelligent design. I believe that nature epitomizes resource efficiency with an elegance that we, as humans, should begin to learn from. I use biomimicry, the emulation of life’s innovation, to inspire my design thinking.