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About

I am Nikitaa Sivaakumar, currently a second year MFA student at UC Davis, pursuing Product Design. I am particularly interested in developing low-cost products because I feel like adding a constraint on cost while still making a product fully-functional and aesthetically pleasing is challenging. Also, design is commonly perceived as a commodity of the rich. Through my works, I would like to challenge this notion and make design accessible to everybody. I am currently leaning more towards Human-centered design and possess a varied skillset consisting of design thinking, rapid prototyping, 3D modelling, 3D printing, laser cutting, HTML, CSS, Web Design and the Adobe creative suite.