Bethany Koby is a designer, artist, activist, educator (Vermont College of Fine Arts), facilitator, graphic recorder and consultant. She was recently featured in Wired magazine: 9 OF THE WORLD’S LEADING DESIGNERS TALK ABOUT WHAT MATTERS NOW
In 2011, Koby co-founded Technology Will Save Us, an East London based company. http://www.techwillsaveus.com Koby believes “Making things in the real world using technology provides more immediate satisfaction, emotional and intellectual awareness and a deeper understanding of the skills learned.” All of the products are vehicles for education that encourage everyone to make, play, code and invent with technology. Using everyday life as inspiration, the kits tap into hobbies and passions such as music, gardening, cycling, gaming, among others.
Koby’s “aim is to inspire a new creative generation that see technology as a tool for solving problems and making things with; equipping them with the skills – soldering, electronics, programming, design, debugging, problem solving and confidence – that are essential for today’s world.”
Previously, she was a design director and social impact specialist at the international branding and innovation company Wolff Olins.