Clara Gaggero Westaway

2017 - Design, Empathy & Optimism

Clara is an inventor, designer, user-oriented researcher and educator.

She cofounded Special Projects, a product design & invention studio that creates innovative products and services by fusing the physical and digital worlds. Her design experience spans from digital services to physical products. She has worked on projects including wearable technology for pro snowboarders, an internet connected calendar made entirely out of Lego, and designed the only mobile phone user manual to be featured in the Museum of Modern Art.

Her philosophy is to treat each project as a unique challenge, yet focus the process and the solutions on the user. Clara has designed for companies including the BBC, BlackBerry, Nokia, Samsung, Burton and global startups. Previously she ran the award winning design studio Vitamins.