MacKenzie Cherban

MacKenzie Cherban

MDes

mcherban@andrew.cmu.edu

I am currently working towards a Master of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, with a focus on design for interaction. A naturally curious person, I have an insatiable urge to learn new things, work with diverse people, and get my hands dirty. I began my career as an art director and designer, helping clients bring ideas to life in new and creative ways. During the first few years of my professional career I found myself attracted to other areas of the design and advertising worlds—strategy and research, user experience, and advance technology. Being ever curious, I began to wonder how might technology, design, and the human experience be intertwined. Specifically, I am interested in exploring the intersection of technology and disability, in particular those who are deaf or hard of hearing, and how that might create a more accessible world for everyone. I believe in inclusive design, joyful interactions, and whimsical storytelling.