2020 South District Student Merit Award Finalist
Olivia Botello is an Industrial Designer studying at Appalachian State University. Influenced by a personal experience that changed her perspective on life and design, Olivia believes design, at the root, is about loving people well.
The value in design for Olivia comes from creating a solution that makes someone feel cared for and represented. As she is challenged by social, environmental, and global inequalities, she strives to face those questions head on in each of her designs.