The Otis College of Art and Design valedictorian represents the Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate with the highest grade point average (G.P.A.).
ALEXANDRA (Alex) HUBBELL
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Product Design
Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from USC in Biology in 2006. She had an interest to do something to help people and started working with prosthetics. From that Alex decided she wanted to be on the design side and on the front end of designing for people. As a result, Alex applied to Otis to study product design. Her thesis project is a sound project that encourages communication, interaction and collaboration for people suffering from dementia.
Alexandra Hubbell is originally from Missouri.
Why am I a designer?
In the words of Vilem Flusser, “Everything depends on design.”
We are all designers, to some extent. To say "I'm a designer," carries with it its own cultural meaning, especially in our society today. But, every person designs their own actions, relationships, and belongings to suit their needs.
Some just take the time to reflect on and refine their intentions.
My basic intention is to help others. At first, I thought Science was the best way to do this. But for me, the view wasn’t wide enough. The study of Design is a wide-angled lens, offering a shot of the world which includes human anatomy and behavior, but also human emotion and experience.