As author, designer and professor Scott Boylston once said: “Design with the community, not for the community.”

A year ago today I was traveling south back to dear Savannah, GA. The trip was not only to participate in the Design Ethos conference held by Savannah College of Art and Design but to regain my creative energy for the final leg of my MFA research at Purdue University. One year later I am looking back on all that I have accomplish, yet all that is ahead of me. Participating in the Do-Ference was a life changing experience I think of on a daily basis. Having the opportunity to work with Liz OgbuMarc O’Brien and Mike Weikert was just what I needed to spark my creativity for the rest of the spring semester at Purdue!