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Welcome! My name is Krystal & I founded The Closed Loop.

Here is a little bit about me:

I graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in industrial design in May 2010. I think industrial design will revolutionize the fields of public health and sustainability. Last year, I studied in Lund, Sweden for one semester and created “The Closed Loop”. I am a proud recipient of a 2009-2010 Georgia Tech College of Architecture National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program Women of Excellence Award. I enjoy a really strong cup of black tea. I recently worked for the Georgia Sustainability Division under the Georgia Department of Natural Resources helping companies reduce their impact on the environment & create a culture of conservation. Right now, I live in Atlanta and work in the Mechanical Engineering department at Georgia Tech designing medical devices. I am really passionate about bridging gaps between industrial design and other disciplines and am always searching for the perfect slice of pizza.

If you are interested, you can view my resume here. You can visit my personal website here.

If you would like to contact me, email I am always looking for new consulting opportunities and design projects to collaborate on.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 24, 2009 16:55

    I love your site. Keep it up !

  2. March 24, 2009 20:16

    Hi Krystal.

    I just found your blog and have enjoyed reading about your project. You might be interested in having a browse around our site sometime. We’re in the UK, and since June of last year have been reducing our household waste. We now throw away less than 100gms per week and are aiming to manage for 1 year without needing to put our bin out.
    I’m adding you to my Rss so I can keep up with your latest news.
    Best of luck!

    Mrs g

  3. March 26, 2009 04:21

    Hi Krystal-

    Great job with the closed-loop experiment! It’s really hard to do 🙂

    You might be interested in this set of blog posts running over six months by some of my colleagues at frog design, in various frog studios around the world. It was a similar closed-loop experiment, started by Ashley Menger in our Austin, Texas studio, back in May 2007. Each person would do it for two weeks, blog about it, and then the baton would be passed to another person/studio.

    (this is the very first entry by Ashley, click on the page links at the bottom to move forward to the later ones)

    Keep up the good work!


  4. March 26, 2009 08:55

    Mrs Green >> Thanks! Your site “My Zero Waste” is really inspiring also. I added it to the “Closed Loop”s Links page and will definitely be checking back.

    Adam >> It is really motivating isn’t it (living without trash)? I think its so fantastic that companies like Frog design are doing side projects like this. Did anyone choose to keep going longer than two weeks? I would be interested in knowing. Thanks for the feedback!

  5. October 28, 2010 10:38

    Great blog, Just wanted to comment that i can not connect to the rss stream, you might want install the right wordpress plugin for that to workthat.

  6. November 23, 2010 10:49

    I do not constantly agree with your articles but it’s usually a interesting read.

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