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Karla Despradel



I am designer that works from empathy, through design thinking. My passion is understanding people, uncovering connections that lead to design opportunities. Then creating meaningful (& beautiful) change, that positively impacts lives and businesses.

At Doblin, I have the opportunity to unite my research training with my love for design. I joined Doblin shortly after completing my Masters for Design for Social Innovation from SVA. Since joining I’ve worked with interdisciplinary teams, in a range of industries from energy to consumer products. Being a insights/design hybrid has proved valuable on bringing new perspectives, as well as to foster collaboration in diverse teams.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, [ design ] a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller.

What Bucky said.


MA in Design for Social Innovation – School of Visual Arts; BFA in Communication Design – Parsons, The New School for Design

What Inspires Me

Arriving to place for the first time; Stories about humans; Zero sum games; Coffee; Biophilic Design; My dog named Velcro