Kristen is a multi-disciplinary creative talent with a focus on sustainable, scientific, fun, and progressive product design. Personable and determined, she brings a blend of leadership, guidance, creativity, and flare to everything she does.
The problem Kristen wanted to address was finding ways to prevent mental illness (anxiety and depression) later on in life. This was discovered through primary and secondary research understanding how the human brain works, what is responsible for preventable mental illness and how the world is today vs ten years from now. With this, Kristen looked into ways in which she could increase oxytocin in a child’s brain (the hormone that helps us deal with toxic stress and social bonds). Oxytocin starts developing in the brain from infancy to around the age of 6 years old. Looking at the age group between 5 and 7 years old, Kristen wanted to find a way to combine the digital and physical play world for these children but eliminating the harmful effects that blue light can have on a child’s brain.