Sustainable Design Approach

Design covers the broad spectrum of my work that I create, experiment with, research and consult in; ranging from product, packaging to built environmental design.

My performative work with nature has provided me with the skills of observation, spatial awareness and embodiment, very much tied to the concept of Biomimicry— an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions found in nature as ways to tackle today's human challenges.

My visual arts background has helped me to  solidify and communicate my design contributions visually and physically, allowing for clearer communication beyond the spoken language.

My design approach is heavily influenced by Cradle to Cradle frameworks , systems thinking relationships, and permaculture principles. Ancestral traditions working in direct relationship with environment is something that feeds my design work. There is so much wisdom already at our feet.

My design perspective views: cyclical-designed products as our future, diversity as a key to ecological restoration, “trash” as a socio-cultural construct that will no longer serve our communities , zero-waste as a mission we will strive towards, and “less is more” as a defining life principle rather than a passing trend.


MA in Sustainable Design Portfolio

Reflections from Jazmyne

Creative Leadership
SD - 6750
Fall 2017

ʻĀhinahina: Co-Creating with Nature’s Cycles

Making The Business Case for Sustainability
SD -7530 20
Fall 2017

LoLe — Trendswap Maui

Fundamentals of Sustainable Design
SD 6500 20
Spring 2018

‘Āhinahina — Co-creating with Natureʻs Cycles

Practice of Sustainable Design
SD 7620
Spring 2018

Practicum: Elkline GmbH

Graduate Sustainability Practicum
SD 7010 20
Summer 2018

Revaluing Maui’s Waste Systems

Systems Thinking
SD 6510 01
Fall 2018

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Product Position Study For: Elemental Foods Organic Blueberries

Packaging Sustainability
SD 6810 20
Spring 2019

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Thesis Review

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